What does the DiscUpdateMgr.exe file do?
The DiscUpdateMgr.exe process is also known as DISCover Update Manager and is a part of DISCover. This software is produced by Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (www.digitalinteractive.net). An obsolete or defective version of DiscUpdateMgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DISCover Update Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DISCover Update Manager has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DiscUpdateMgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DiscUpdateMgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DiscUpdateMgr.exe DISCover Update Manager
DiscUpdateMgr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file DiscUpdateMgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 61,440 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DiscUpdateMgr.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about DiscUpdateMgr?
|Not sure but I think it's for WildTangent Garbage. It was preloaded on this HP |
|For a while my cd's or dvd's would not work upon putting in a cd or dvd to play. I then called HP and we went to another website and I downloaded a patch and now it works... |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall DISCover
To remove DISCover Update Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DISCover in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DiscUpdateMgr.exe (DISCover Update Manager) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of DISCover Update Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DISCover Update Manager or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DiscUpdateMgr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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