What is ogmservice.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 ogmservice.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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Ogmservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ogmservice
Ogmservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Online Games Manager belongs to software ActiveMARK by RealNetworks (

Description: Ogmservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ogmservice.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Online Games Manager\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 581,568 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 582,544 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The process is the ogmservice service: Enhance user experience on the web for playing local games.
The program is not visible. Ogmservice.exe is not a Windows core file. The ogmservice.exe file is digitally signed. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ogmservice.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Online Games Manager occur, you may also completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ogmservice.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ogmservice.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ogmservice.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

Installed along with any game downloaded from The Manager seems to be ok, but sometimes the game being downloaded has somehow acquired attached malware. (The Security Suite that I use alerts me about this.)

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

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Best practices for resolving ogmservice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ogmservice. 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 ogmservice.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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