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Should I remove Content Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,173
United States Rank #2,196
Reach 0.1285%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.20 days
566.26 days >
Average installed length: 297.52 days


2.70 79.98%
2.61 12.44%
0.5 7.58%

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Content Manager

What is Content Manager?  (from Magellan Navigation)

Download and install our free Content Manager to get necessary product updates, map upgrade notifications, and easy access to your Magellan account. Content Manager syncs your computer with your Magellan GPS navigator so that you can successfully register your new device. You can also use one address book for all your ...  Read more


Content Manager is a software program developed by Magellan Navigation. The most common release is 2.70, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The primary executable is named launchCM.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 22.2 MB (23,279,700 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 86% of users of Content Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.magellangps.com
Help link: www.magellangps.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Content Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B64BC516-2406-43AE-A21A-1E387A2343B1}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 22.2 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Content Manager

Program executable:launchCM.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Content Manager\launchCM.exe
Additional files:
  • mgnPND_20.dll - mgnPND_20
  • usbdevice.dll (by MiTAC) - usbdevic Dynamic Link Library
  • CmTray.exe (by MiTAC Digital) - Content Manager Tray (Content Manager (Release))
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • launchCM.exe
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • RefreshIconNoUI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CmTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{36DDFFA2-2A35-4AFE-B33E-B6E0DF703B18}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CmTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Magellan CmTray' and executes as C:\Program Files\Content Manager\CmTray.exe.
  • launchCM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CmTray' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Content Manager\launchCM.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • launchCM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CmTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Content Manager\launchCM.exe".

How do I remove Content Manager?

You can uninstall Content 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 Content 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 Content Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.36%
Windows 10 28.12%
Windows Vista 8.20%
Windows XP 5.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.29%
Windows 10 Home 10.58%
Windows 7 Professional 8.44%
Windows 8.1 8.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.16%
  Canada 12.66%
  Brazil 0.15%
  PR 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.10%
  Germany 0.08%
  Italy 0.08%
  UA 0.05%
  France 0.05%
  Australia 0.05%
  Philippines 0.05%
  Ireland 0.05%
  Hong Kong 0.03%
  South Africa 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.64%
Dell 28.35%
Acer 12.45%
Toshiba 9.65%
ASUS 5.00%
Lenovo 2.50%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Intel 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.11%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.15%
Dell XPS 8500 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.75%


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