What is Microsoft Default Manager ? how to uninstall it from your Computer

by Venkat eswarlu on July 2, 2010

in How to,Troubleshooting

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Users always scary when unknown processes running in the background , If you installed Windows live essentials , Microsoft Default Manager will be installed into your Computer and it will appears in processes lists in the task manager.

If you used Firefox to download and install live essentials it will install  Download Manager add-on for Firefox.It will appear in the start up programs list.

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Microsoft  Default  Manager being installed and appears in Program Files under Microsoft directory .

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You can find it at  C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\Default Manager.
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You can uninstall Microsoft Default Manager from add or remove programs  in XP or from Programs and features  in Windows 7.If  you can’t find the uninstaller delete the Default  Manager folder mentioned above by booting into safe mode.

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vs July 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

Thanks for the tip. Had to search a bit to arrive here though(my keyword was ‘firefox “default manager” remove|uninstall|disable’), after finding mostly SEO-hacking linkdump sites. Wish Google would change its algorithm to bring more relevancy to results.

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Klaus Jensen August 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Funny thing is, this post actually does not tell you WHAT Microsoft Default Manager actually is and does.

I found out elsewhere, but was disappointed about this post, that promised me the answer. ;)

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Venkat August 9, 2010 at 7:37 am

@Klaus Jensen
We try to provide you as much information as we can in any post but some how I got MDM installed into computer and I removed that crap stuff, I shared that so that other users may finding ways to uninstall that stuff.
So to save their time and get rid of MDM I posted this .

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Ima Person December 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Running Firefox, on XP, Microsoft Default Manager does not appear in the “add or remove programs” window. But, you don’t have to “delete … by booting into safe mode,” as advised above. Just close Firefox, then find “MSN Search Toolbar” in “add or remove programs” and remove it. Microsoft Default Manager is then removed.

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Jim Bailey JD March 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Hi,

Many thanks for the clear, concise instructions .Ie. . . . “You can find it at C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Installers\Default Manager.”

You can uninstall Microsoft Default Manager from add or remove programs in XP or from Programs and features in Windows 7.If you can’t find the uninstaller delete the Default Manager folder mentioned above by booting into safe mode.

I had to do this tolet another program get rid of that nasty (windows performance manager), It was a CRIME for someone(s) to distribute something like this!

Thank you very much for your time to create a simple means to delete Default Manager from my computer until I can reinstall it. Sure wish you could teach other software companys how to do this: I personally believe that some of them must barely be two stages above plant life!

Cordially,

Jim N. Bailey JD

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B Pratt May 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

You really probably should use Revo uninstaller to remove this. MS is just piss-poor at fully removing stuff. Revo found 204 (count ‘em!) registry items and 28 folders to remove!

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elevenses9s11sHs October 18, 2011 at 3:07 am

You can find Microsoft Default Manager located at C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\defmgr.exe
That is in case if you didn’t find it located at what the website has/have written, which is according ot where “i” did find it, and that might be due to the OS we do use.

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