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What is ManifestEngine.exe?

ManifestEngine.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ManifestEngine.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ManifestEngine.exe file information

The process known as Logitech Software Update belongs to software Logitech QuickCam Software or Logitech QuickCam by Logitech (www.logitech.com).

Description: ManifestEngine.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ManifestEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (usually C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\). The file size on Windows 7/XP is 196,608 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/manifestengine.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). ManifestEngine.exe is not a Windows system file. ManifestEngine.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with ManifestEngine.exe, you may also want to remove the entire program Logitech QuickCam Software or Logitech QuickCam-Software using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ManifestEngine.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "LogitechSoftwareUpdate": Updater, part of Logitech Image Studio - installed with Logitech QuickCam cameras. Probably not required

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ManifestEngine.exe. Therefore, you should check the ManifestEngine.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Logitech QuickCam software updateer
logitech spyware just gives u logitech product details,, can be turnes off ,
  Rob haroum  
manifestengine.exe is used to watch you thru your webcam! it can secretly view everything thru your web cam even if it is not switched on. it can can also view all your video clips and pictures
Very irritating. Pesters me on start-up
Well I have just installed my Logitech Notebook WebCam and it started just after that so i'm guessing its perfectly safe :) In all honesty I think it's just there to look for updates to improve your Logitech hardware.
  Tommy Cakebread  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ManifestEngine.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments.
One user thinks ManifestEngine.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ManifestEngine.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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