What does the wcmdmgrl.exe file do?
The wcmdmgrl.exe process is also known as wcmdmgrl and is a part of Wild Tangent wcmdmgrl. This software is produced by WildTangent (www.wildtangent.com). An obsolete or defective version of wcmdmgrl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- wcmdmgrl has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- wcmdmgrl 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)
- wcmdmgrl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wcmdmgrl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wcmdmgrl.exe wcmdmgrl
wcmdmgrl.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wcmdmgrl.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows (usually C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\).
The file size is 20,480 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The wcmdmgrl file is no part of Microsoft Windows. wcmdmgrl.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 22% 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 wcmdmgrl.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 wcmdmgrl?
|This is an online gaming package that is installed by a number of third party applications and even OEMs, ISPs and AIM. The games aspect of this is really rather cool. The being installed without you asking for it isn't cool at all. |
|this file has the tendency of being a suspious file when scanned it is not a virus, spyware or adware but it is a known suspious file and can be dangerious to you computer system if not watched. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Wild Tangent wcmdmgrl
To remove wcmdmgrl 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 Wild Tangent wcmdmgrl in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wcmdmgrl.exe (wcmdmgrl) 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 wcmdmgrl. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wcmdmgrl 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 wcmdmgrl.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.