What is cleanmgr.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is cleanmgr.exe?

cleanmgr.exe is Microsoft’s automating disk cleanup tool in Windows. Its purpose is to free up disk space on your hard drive. cleanmgr.exe will search and analyze your hard drive for files that are no longer needed, then it automatically removes those files.

cleanmgr.exe Microsoft Windows cleanmgr.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft Windows

cleanmgr.exe stands for cleanup manager.

What does cleanmgr.exe do?

Frees up disk space on your PC.

Is cleanmgr.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if cleanmgr.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does cleanmgr.exe access the network?

While investigating cleanmgr.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to Microsoft servers settingsfd-geo.trafficmanager.net. We believe it connects so it has the most up to date instructions of what files it should remove from your PC. We blocked the executable with GlassWire’s firewall and we noticed no major problems, but we recommend leaving it unblocked if you think this utility might help keep your hard drive clean.

App All apps 400 KB/s cleanmgr.exe settingsfd-geo.trafficmanager.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire cleanmgr.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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