What is groupmanager.exe?

groupmanager.exe's description is " " according to the groupmanager.exe version information.

groupmanager.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Programmi\Real Desktop 3-D\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on groupmanager.exe:

File description
Internal namegroupmanager.exe
Original filenamegroupmanager.exe
CommentsHost Process for Windows Services
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008
Product version1.0.0.5
File version1.0.0.5

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

File description
Internal namegroupmanager.exe
Original filenamegroupmanager.exe
CommentsHost Process for Windows Services
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008
Product version1.0.0.5
File version1.0.0.5

Digital signatures [?]

groupmanager.exe is not signed.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to groupmanager.exe:

groupmanager.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

groupmanager.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

has stopped working.

End Program - groupmanager.exe. This program is not responding.

groupmanager.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

groupmanager.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

ajay shrivastav writes

1 thumb

Dear sir

please help me

So the other day when I turned on my computer I got this weird msg. So here is the msg in full with details.


Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If click quit, the application will close immediately.

Unable to connect to the remote


See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.InternalConnect(EndPoint remoteEP)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout, Exception& exception)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at groupmanager.frmMain.WebConnect(String Server)
at groupmanager.frmMain.PollServer()
at groupmanager.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3074 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Crack/groupmanager.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3074 (QFE.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Management/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.


So I originally had just hit continue and ignored it not thinking about it. But then when i went to shut down a screen came up saying groupmanager.exe is preventing windows from shutting down. I did not know what this .exe file was but if I hit quit on that original msg this does not happen so I figured the two were linked. I have been unsuccessful in finding anything out. I looked at numerous posts by others on many forums and no one seems to have this same problem. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks.

# 5 Jun 2009, 11:55

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

@ajay: I'm not sure if this groupmanager.exe file is legitimate or some type of malware, but it looks suspicious. To get more information about groupmanager.exe, please run it through some of the online virus scanners:


If groupmanager.exe is detected as some virus, trojan, or any other type of unwanted software, your can delete it with the FreeFixer:

To help the other users with the same problem, please post your finding as a comment on this web page.

# 8 Jun 2009, 1:51

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

Groupmanager.exe usually appear under the c:\Program Files folder. Here are some of the locations I found for this file:

C:\Program Files\VirtualDJ\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Mobile Phone Java Games\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Left 4 Dead\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire 5.0.11 Pro\groupmanager.exe
C:\Programfiler\Far Cry 2 Crack\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\My Tribe\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Illustrator CS4\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\e-Campaign Email Bulk Software\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\DQ Tyccon\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\IE Motivational Poster Maker\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISOCheckPoint ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Puzzle City\groupmanager.exe
C:/Program Files/K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.5.3/groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.7\groupmanager.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Counter Strike\groupmanager.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Guitar Pro\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Geniune Service\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Jewel Quest III\groupmanager.exe
c:\program files\Webroot Spysweeper\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Bejeweled\groupmanager.exe
c:\program files\wga diagnostic tool\groupmanager.ex
C:\Program Files\Forgotten Riddles - The Mayan Princess\groupmanager.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Guitar Pro\groupmanager.exe
C:\Programmer\Driver Checker\groupmanager.ex
C:\Program Files\Chocolatier - Decadence by Design\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky 2009 Trial Reset\groupmanager.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CloneDVD-\groupmanager.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Company Of Heroes Tales of Valor\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Total Video Converter\groupmanager.exe
c:\program files\mp3 tag&rename\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Security Update\groupmanager.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\DivX Installer\groupmanager.exe
C:\Program Files\Illustrator CS4\groupmanager.exe

# 17 Jun 2009, 1:20

Natay writes

0 thumbs

It seems Groupmanager.exe is a malware that keeps changing the registry and also prevents the computer to shut down. a good advice: Delete it!

# 10 Aug 2009, 17:38

lamine writes

0 thumbs

I have the program, it is not harming my system, but i happen to have this software called ccleaner, ccleaner detected it on startup and mine is located on C:\windows\groupmanager.exe this morning i disabled it, i don't know what it does, but it seem to slow down startup, when i turn my pc on.

# 31 Dec 2009, 6:58

Norman Hanslip writes

1 thumb

Four files and two keys were infected but MALWAREBYTES cleared them all. Previously this bug had to be forced to close or I used Process explorer to close it.

# 8 Jun 2010, 1:03

nihaal writes

0 thumbs

what to do with group manager it prevents windows from shutting down does it harm in any other way how can i remove it?

# 30 Oct 2010, 8:03

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