viewmgr.exe – Here is the scoop on Viewpoint manager as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is viewmgr.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Viewpoint manager?
viewmgr.exe (Viewpoint manager) – Details
Viewpoint Manager (viewmgr.exe) is used by various products of Viewpoint Corporation and may include Viewpoint Media Player and Viewpoint Toolbar. The viewpoint toolbar manages the download of updates and bug fixes for Viewpoint applications. Viewpoint Manager will access the internet and check for updates periodically. If it detects an update, it will automatically download and install the change.
Viewpoint Manager can be prevented from accessing the internet by simply selecting the disable auto-update within the Viewpoint Manger Control Panel.
‘To provide a satisfying consumer experience and to operate effectively, the Viewpoint Media Player periodically sends information to servers at Viewpoint. Each installation of the Viewpoint Media Player is identifiable to Viewpoint via a Customer Unique Identifier (CUID), an alphanumeric identifier embedded in the Viewpoint Media Player. The Viewpoint Media Player randomly generates the CUID during installation and uses it to indicate a unique installation of the product. A CUID is never connected to a user’s name, email address, or other personal contact information. CUIDs are used for the sole purpose of filtering redundant information. Each of these information exchanges occurs anonymously.’
Removing viewpoint manager is as simple as selecting uninstall from the program group.
VIEWMGR.exe – Confusion
Viewmgr.exe is a filename used by Viewpoint which looks for updates to Viewpoint products. The confusion over viewmgr.exe comes from Trojans or viruses that use the same executable name (.exe) as that of viewmgr
Many spyware/malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs.
If you have not installed any product by Viewpoint Corporation that would be using Viewpoint Manager, then you may be infected with a virus or Trojan.
Any vulnerability should be removed immediately. If your have not already done so, you should visit our free spyware removal page to make sure your system does not have spyware or security holes.
VIEWMGR.EXE – Disclaimer
Every attempt has been made to provide you with the correct information for viewmgr.exe or VIEWPOINT MANAGER. Many spyware / malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs. If we have included information about viewmgr.exe that is inaccurate, we would greatly appreciate your help by leaving a comment with the correct information below and we’ll do our best to correct it.
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