What is Viewmgr.exe

ViewMgr - Viewpoint Manager - Viewpoint Corporation

File description

Viewmgr.exe with description ViewMgr is a process file from company Viewpoint Corporation belonging to product Viewpoint Manager.
The file is digitally signed from Viewpoint Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Viewpoint Corporation

What is viewmgr.exe?
This is a significant part of Viewpoint Media Player. This process is responsible for updating Viewpoint Media Player, which is widely considered to be adware or spyware. It is installed along with many applications, including AOL Instant Messenger, Peachtree Accounting, many Pinnacle programs, and some games.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system and is part of a piece of software that exhibits spyware- or adware-like tendencies. It is therefore strongly recommended that you uninstall Viewpoint Media Player. Note that by doing so, there is a possibility that the software that installed it may refuse to function.

Dangers of viewmgr
As this is a program that runs on many Windows systems, it is common for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Viewpoint. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications (aside from the one with which it belongs) that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There will typically be only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have any software installed which may have installed the Viewpoint Media Player, the presence of this process is a strong indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • This process uses 100% CPU time
    • If this occurs, uninstall Viewpoint Media Player
  • Attempting to uninstall Viewpoint Media Player causes Add/Remove Programs to lock up
    • This is known to occur in some cases. Try reinstalling Viewpoint and then uninstalling it. If that does not work, use a spyware remover to uninstall it.
  • Uninstalling Viewpoint does not completely remove it
    • This is known to occur in many cases. Use a spyware remover to remove any remnants.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine

Digital signatures found for this file

2 Viewpoint Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
1 Viewpoint Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2

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