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What is utilman.exe?

Utilman.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 utilman.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.

Utilman.exe file information

The process known as UtilMan EXE belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original utilman.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file utilman.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 50,176 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/utilman.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The utilman.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Utilman.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify utilman.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as utilman.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the utilman.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

starts with hackmon.exe (unhackme monitor) - clean !
it is the executable file for the Ease Of Access
  Afshar hussain  
utilman.exe is the Windows Utility manager giving you access to useful UI settings within Windows.
Press Win+U to find out
Utility Manager application which can be started via "Start \ Programs \ Accessories \ Accessibility \ Utility Manager" or by Windows-Key+U. The Utility Manager allows the user to configure through the one window the following special Accessibility features : Magnifier, Narrator, and On-Screen Keyboard. I've rated it as dangerous as there are well known exploits for this file.
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Summary: Average user rating of utilman.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments.
2 users think utilman.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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