What is CMAWatcher.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CMAWatcher.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CMAWatcher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CMAWatcher
CMAWatcher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Content Manager Assistant belongs to software Content Manager Assistant or Content Manager Assistant for by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Description: CMAWatcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CMAWatcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—normally C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 525,448 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 526,248 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The CMAWatcher.exe file is not a Windows system file. CMAWatcher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Content Manager Assistant for (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CMAWatcher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CMAWatcher.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This is an OK program belonging to Sony for their PS Vita. It is the link between a computer and the PS Vita to share media.
  Jason   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of CMAWatcher.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks CMAWatcher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CMAWatcher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CMAWatcher. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CMAWatcher.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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