What does the HsMgr.exe file do?
The HsMgr.exe process is also known as HsMgr Application and is a part of HsMgr. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of HsMgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HsMgr Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HsMgr Application 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)
- HsMgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HsMgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HsMgr.exe HsMgr Application
HsMgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HsMgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 200,704 bytes.
This HsMgr program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The HsMgr file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The HsMgr 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. HsMgr.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 80% 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 HsMgr.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 HsMgr?
|Hsmgr.exe is a driver component for Asus, Auzentech, Creative and other sound cards. HsMgr.exe (32-bit) and HsMgr64.exe (64-bit) are services that provide the GX2.0 features. Under Vista, they also enable Directsound 2D/3D/EAX for applications, so it is not a good idea to disable them. These run at startup and in many cases you will be asked to allow the file to run on each startup. To eliminate that behavior and allow it on all bootups, open the file properties, and on the General tab click the "Unblock" button. |
|HsMgr.exe and HsMgr64.exe are files installed with Auzentech soundcards. Mine is specifically the XMystique Gold. Im pretty sure it installs with the rest. I disabled it once and my sounds were rendered mute. (further information...) |
|It and hsmgr64.exe are associated with Asus Xonar Audio drivers. |
Jason M. Bliss
|this file wants to run every time I boot up - windows 7 ult - just installed ASUS soundcard therefore verifying comments here, looking to reslove problemthankyou |
|Part of driver for sound card ASUS Xonar D1 |
Summary: 12 users judge HsMgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted HsMgr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall HsMgr
To remove HsMgr Application 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 HsMgr in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HsMgr.exe (HsMgr Application) 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 HsMgr Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HsMgr Application 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 HsMgr.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.