What does the pmbxag.exe file do?
The pmbxag.exe process is also known as Bitdefender Password Manager Agent and is a part of Bitdefender Total Security or, as the case may be, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus. This software is produced by Bitdefender (www.bitdefender.com/). An obsolete or defective version of pmbxag.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bitdefender Password Manager Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bitdefender Password Manager Agent 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)
- pmbxag.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pmbxag.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pmbxag.exe Bitdefender Password Manager Agent
pmbxag.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file pmbxag.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 482,392 bytes (40% of all these files), 568,400 bytes, 482,904 bytes, 567,888 bytes or, as the case may be, 552,920 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: DEFAULT\Run, Run). The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This process 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. This 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. Pmbxag.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 61% 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 pmbxag.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 pmbxag?
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 Bitdefender Total Security or Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
To remove Bitdefender Password Manager Agent 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 Bitdefender Total Security or Bitdefender Antivirus Plus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pmbxag.exe (Bitdefender Password Manager Agent) 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 Bitdefender Password Manager Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bitdefender Password Manager Agent 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 pmbxag.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.