What does the FWManager.exe file do?
The FWManager.exe process is also known as TSST ODD Firmware manager or, as the case may be, SAMSUNG ODD Firmware manager and is a part of FW LiveUpdate. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of FWManager.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TSST ODD Firmware manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TSST ODD Firmware 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)
- FWManager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module FWManager.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about FWManager.exe TSST ODD Firmware manager
FWManager.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file FWManager.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 708,721 bytes (72% of all these files), 692,307 bytes, 692,317 bytes or, as the case may be, 684,118 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The FWManager file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This FWManager program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). FWManager.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 56% 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 FWManager.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 FWManager?
|This is an automatice update agent for firmware for Samsung Optical Disk Drives. Mine is a DVD+-RW |
|samsun firmware update |
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall FW LiveUpdate
To remove TSST ODD Firmware 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 FW LiveUpdate in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if FWManager.exe (TSST ODD Firmware 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 TSST ODD Firmware manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TSST ODD Firmware 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 FWManager.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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