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What does the wcmdmgr.exe file do?

The wcmdmgr.exe process is also known as wcmdmgr and is a part of WildTangent Updater Service or, as the case may be, Wild Tangent Updater. This software is produced by WildTangent (www.wildtangent.com). An obsolete or defective version of wcmdmgr.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 wcmdmgr.exe wcmdmgr

wcmdmgr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file wcmdmgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows (mostly C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 143,360 bytes (37% of all these files), 139,264 bytes, 131,072 bytes, 40,960 bytes or, as the case may be, 151,552 bytes.
It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This wcmdmgr program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Wcmdmgr.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 53% 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 wcmdmgr.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 wcmdmgr?

Wild Tangent (PC games)
I caught this exe trying to access Wild Tangent website which often places spyware on my computer.
D. Wells
Can be harmlessly blocked by renaming the .exe portion to .exx. This works for all .exe files I have had to remove. (further information...)
R Shaw

Summary: 5 users judge wcmdmgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted wcmdmgr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall WildTangent Updater Service or Wild Tangent Updater

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To remove wcmdmgr 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 WildTangent Updater Service or Wild Tangent Updater in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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