What does the PowerManager.exe file do?
The PowerManager.exe process is also known as PowerManager and is a part of SmartWi Connection Utility. This software is produced by Sony Corporation of America (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of PowerManager.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PowerManager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PowerManager 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)
- PowerManager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PowerManager.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PowerManager.exe PowerManager
PowerManager.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PowerManager.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 33,792 bytes (52% of all these files), 35,328 bytes, 40,960 bytes, 40,952 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. It does not supply any version information or other description. For this reason, 45% 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 PowerManager.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 PowerManager?
|Its used by Sony's Smart Wi-Fi Connection utility for PowerManagement |
Summary: One user judges PowerManager.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall SmartWi Connection Utility
To remove PowerManager 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 SmartWi Connection Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PowerManager.exe (PowerManager) 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 PowerManager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerManager 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 PowerManager.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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