What does the ViewpointService.exe file do?
The ViewpointService.exe process is also known as ViewMgr or, as the case may be, Viewpoint Media Player ViewpointService.exe and is a part of Viewpoint Manager or, as the case may be, Viewpoint Service. This software is produced by Viewpoint (www.viewpoint.com). An obsolete or defective version of ViewpointService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ViewMgr has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ViewMgr 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)
- ViewpointService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ViewpointService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ViewpointService.exe ViewMgr
ViewpointService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ViewpointService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,652 bytes (99% of all these files), 30,152 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. ViewpointService.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 41% 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 ViewpointService.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 ViewpointService?
|potetially unwanted proram, displays contextual advertizements while searchoing the web |
|It allows Flash and other Viewpoint applications such as AOL Instant Greetings to work correctly. (further information...) |
|Needed for ViewPoint media player (VMP) can be removed without any problems if not using VMP |
N3mo from Israel
|It's a Media player browser plugin. |
|Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other media. It is bundled with AOL, AIM, versions of Netscape, certain Adobe products and sometimes not mentioned in the license agreement. Viewpoint is also bundled with Adobe Atmosphere and hardware manufacturers pre-install some of these applications. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges ViewpointService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Viewpoint Manager or Viewpoint Service
To remove ViewMgr from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Viewpoint Manager or Viewpoint Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ViewpointService.exe (ViewMgr) 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 ViewMgr. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ViewMgr 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 ViewpointService.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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