What does the wermgr.exe file do?
The wermgr.exe process is also known as Windows Problem Reporting and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wermgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Problem Reporting has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Problem Reporting 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)
- wermgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wermgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wermgr.exe Windows Problem Reporting
The original wermgr.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. Wermgr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,760 bytes (35% of all these files), 137,344 bytes as well as 12 other variants.
The Windows operating system requires this file. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. Wermgr.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 3% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A wermgr.exe file has a 69% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 6,786,560 bytes. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). The wermgr file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Wermgr.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as interpret keystrokes.
- A wermgr.exe file has a 28% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 131,536 bytes. The Windows operating system requires this file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 wermgr.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 wermgr?
|windows error reprting manager. nothing harmful |
|When Microsoft really asses up its OSes, they have to write Error Managers to handle the multitude of constant errors produced by their OS. This is that process. Fortunately, like most of Microsofts applications, this one is totally unnecssary. Feel free to turn it off, it will stop trying to find out why your programs have crashed and will stop sending Microsoft bug reports. |
|wermgr.exe causing 100% CPU on Vista. I've just disabled it in Administrative Tools- Services- Windows Error Reporting Service |
|keeps coming up on my pc and I cant open any programes cant get rid of it |
|It is NOT digitally signed |
Summary: One user judges wermgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted wermgr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Windows Problem Reporting 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wermgr.exe (Windows Problem Reporting) 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 Windows Problem Reporting. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Problem Reporting 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 wermgr.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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