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What does the mmc.exe file do?

The mmc.exe process is also known as Microsoft Management Console and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Operativni sistem Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mmc.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 mmc.exe Microsoft Management Console

mmc.exe is part of Windows. The file mmc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,401,344 bytes (34% of all these files), 1,543,680 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
The mmc file is part of the operating system. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. Mmc.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 5% 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 mmc.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 mmc?

Microsoft Management Console - this is normal in Windows 2000 and XP, should be located in system32. It is used by several snap-ins, such as the defrag console, the user management console, etc.
Nothing to worry about
this is the application that shows you hardware specifications of you computer, it's not dangerous
El Mariachi
After defrag my Win 2000 Pro SP4 NL windows said it had to close mmc.exe because of some wrongs it did. This computer has NO Internet connection,and i installed Win 2000 Pro as a upgrade for Win 98 SE. Because it has no internet connection,i do not think mmc.exe has anything to do with a virus or spyware.
mmc.exe is the Microsoft Management Console application and is used to display various management plug-ins accessed from the Control Panel, such as the Device Manager. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

Summary: 38 users judge mmc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 6 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted mmc.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or Operativni sistem Microsoft Windows

To remove Microsoft Management Console from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program or Operativni sistem Microsoft Windows in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if mmc.exe (Microsoft Management Console) 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 Microsoft Management Console. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Management Console 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 mmc.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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