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What is defmgr.exe?

Part of Default Manager by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Default Manager is installed Windows live essentials. Microsoft Default Manager sets search defaults on the installed web browsers and notifies the user when other programs attempt to change these settings. It is also part of the Bing toolbar.
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How is defmgr.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - defmgr.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Microsoft Default Manager' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the defmgr.exe file.Of the 0.5% of defmgr.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft\search enhancement pack\default manager\defmgr.exe

Are there other versions of Default Manager?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: defmgr.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Default Manager
Description: Microsoft Default Manager
Size: 281.33 KB
Original file name: DefMgr.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 10/22/2008
Expiration date: 1/22/2010

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Microsoft Default Manager
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume

Image hashes

MD5: f8b91c91225e5caa2b2f0370201021c0
SHA-1: a6e6358f8b1ed9f0fdf2bb035295b51a25a74020
SHA-256: 5ef4546d723efaa97921cff273fecd78af9b7740359a5f80375a4272c3d2e7c5

PE image details

File packed: No
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