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What does the Tuner.exe file do?

The Tuner.exe process is also known as BMC CM Tuner or, as the case may be, BBCA Tuner and is a part of cscmarimba or, as the case may be, cscbPower_nps. This software is produced by BMC Software (www.bmc.com) or, as the case may be, Marimba (www.marimba.com). An obsolete or defective version of Tuner.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 Tuner.exe BMC CM Tuner

Tuner.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Tuner.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 36,953 bytes (50% of all these files), 36,957 bytes, 32,872 bytes, 36,962 bytes or, as the case may be, 36,952 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 42% 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 Tuner.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 Tuner?

the tuner.exe I have is a guitar tuner - it's 4168 KB and sits where I downloaded it - it makes guitar string sounds so I can tune to it - I think you are talking about another tuner exe
guitar dude
The Marimba tuner is considered adware as it is often installed by AOL Instant Messenger, but it also can be used for legitimate purposes in corporate settings (i.e. as a remote software installation platform)
Corproate Worker
It is an enterprise configuration management client by BMC (formerly Marimba). It allows the server version to monitor your PCs config, installed software etc. for inventory or remote management purposes. Your IT people are responsible for its installation and management.
Tuner is the client component of marimba infrastructure and the tuner.exe process runs on the client machines to enable the communication between client machine and Repeater transmitter for installing or updating the patches on the client machines.
Systems Engineer
Jimbo is correct. Has nothing to do with music or AOL ... LOL.
It can 'hog' your CPU causing your system to run slow. Tuner.exe caused the CPU to run at 98% on two computers running Windows XP. I have not found this application on any Windows 7 machines at this time. Four Windows XP computers have this installation and it cased problems on tw o computers. I have found that Tuner.exe will take over 50% of the CPU and it runs in the background.
Windows 7 32-bit. the java.exe is what's running constantly at 50% CPU within the C:\Program Files\Marimba\Tuner\lib\jre\bin directory. This seems to be what's causing my laptop to randomally shut down 2-3 times a day as the fan can't kkeep the CPU cool enough so it shuts down due to too high of heat.
Mark S.

Summary: One user judges Tuner.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall cscmarimba or cscbPower_nps

Tuner.exe BMC CM Tuner fix

To remove BMC CM Tuner 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 cscmarimba or cscbPower_nps in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Tuner.exe (BMC CM Tuner) 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 BMC CM Tuner. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for BMC CM Tuner 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 Tuner.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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