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Should I remove COMODO Programs Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,484
United States Rank #6,286
Reach 0.0688%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.91 days
380.93 days >
Average installed length: 200.15 days


2.0_build_1 1.55%
1.3_build_30 96.90%
1.3_build_21 0.07%
1.2_build_77 0.07%
1.2_build_106 0.52%
1.0_build_30 0.81%
1.0_build_27 0.07%

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COMODO Programs Manager

What is COMODO Programs Manager?  (from COMODO)

Comodo Programs Manager clears from your computer broken installation or failed uninstall remains and returns your computer back in shape, without the clogging that remains on hard-disk and registry. Our User Interface makes it easy to accomplish common tasks while providing guidance and information, all in a modern lo...  Read more


COMODO Programs Manager is a program developed by COMODO. The most used version is 1.3_build_30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is cpm.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 20.94 MB (21,952,444 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of COMODO Programs Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: programs-manager.comodo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\comodo programs manager
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\Installer\{D968E920-3A49-48EB-BA1D-8964DCDF0CA9}\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 20.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by COMODO Programs Manager

Program executable:cpm.exe
Name:COMODO Programs Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\comodo\comodo programs manager\cpm.exe
Additional files:
  • setup_cpm.exe - COMODO Programs Manager (COMODO Programs Manager setup)
  • lps_setup.exe - COMODO GeekBuddy (COMODO GeekBuddy setup)
  • CSE.exe - COMODO Programs Manager SFX (Restores a application from a SFX compressed archive.)
  • feedback.dll - Comodo Online Storage Cloud (Comodo Feedback DLL)
  • CSE_DLL.dll - COMODO Programs Manager SX
  • Applications_DLL.dll
  • BACKUP.dll
  • CAM_DLL.dll
  • CPMInformation.exe - COMODO Programs Manager Information
  • CPMPopulateDBTool.exe
  • CPR_DLL.dll
  • CSC_DLL.dll - CSC.dll
  • exeparser_dll.dll
  • shellextension.dll (by C-O-M-O-D-O) - COMODO Programs Manager Shell-Extension
  • UninstallAppDatabase_DLL.dll
  • WinComp_DLL.dll
  • WinUpdates_DLL.dll
  • CFileScanner.dll
  • CPM_FVol.exe
  • cpminformation_lang.dll
  • CPMLANG.dll
  • CPMRunOnNetwork.exe
  • CPMservice.exe
  • updateapplications.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellextension.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {1AC77AE9-9EC6-405A-9F9B-C06AB3C10B71}.
Scheduled Task
  • CPM.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_CPM_1~ODOMOCODOMOC1~ARGORPC'.
  • CPMservice.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO Programs Manager Service' (CPMService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CPM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CPM2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Programs Manager\CPM.exe" /drivers_start.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001644588%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004502%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011944%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:115,172
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13.83 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove COMODO Programs Manager?

You can uninstall COMODO Programs Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program COMODO Programs Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove COMODO Programs Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.36%
Windows XP 7.51%
Windows 10 5.08%
Windows Vista 3.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.06%
Windows 7 Professional 16.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.38%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.22%
  United Kingdom 5.38%
  Italy 5.20%
  Germany 4.77%
  Japan 4.23%
  Netherlands 3.32%
  Canada 3.32%
  Australia 2.36%
  Hungary 1.93%
  Brazil 1.63%
  Poland 1.51%
  France 1.39%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Russia 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.47%
Hewlett-Packard 21.31%
Acer 17.43%
ASUS 7.91%
Toshiba 6.43%
Lenovo 3.08%
Intel 2.28%
Medion 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Samsung 1.21%
MSI 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.18%
Dell XPS 8300 2.57%
ASUS All Series 2.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.93%


Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com


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