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.
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.
- 1. See who signed the cleanmgr.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan cleanmgr.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of cleanmgr.exe.
- 4. Analyze cleanmgr.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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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.
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