What does the Drive Manager.exe file do?
The Drive Manager.exe process is also known as Samsung Drive Manager and is a part of Samsung Drive Manager. This software is produced by Clarus (www.clarus.co.nz). An obsolete or defective version of Drive Manager.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Samsung Drive Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Samsung Drive 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)
- Drive Manager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Drive Manager.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Drive Manager.exe Samsung Drive Manager
Drive Manager.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Drive Manager.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 8,131,136 bytes (33% of all these files), 5,796,440 bytes or, as the case may be, 8,139,480 bytes.
This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The Drive Manager file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Drive Manager.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 65% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Drive Manager.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 8,135,744 bytes. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit.
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 Drive Manager.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 Drive Manager?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Samsung Drive Manager
To remove Samsung Drive 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 Samsung Drive Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Drive Manager.exe (Samsung Drive 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 Samsung Drive Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Samsung Drive 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 Drive Manager.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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