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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:

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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. The file size is 200,704 bytes.
HsMgr.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The HsMgr file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This HsMgr program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It 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, 82% 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.
Chappy
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...)
James Baze
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
dave d
Part of driver for sound card ASUS Xonar D1
John

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

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To remove HsMgr Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for HsMgr in the list of available programs.
  5. 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 Registry Cleaner 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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