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Old 01-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have this .exe on my Sony Laptop, ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe. I was wondering if its a type of virus, malware or something? My friend told me it was like a virus or something. I just want to make sure.

When I tried to end task the program/software, it connects to my smartwifi connectivity.

Please let me know

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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I found the following information from ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe Windows process - What is it?
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The process known as ThirdPartyAppMgr belongs to software SmartWi Connection Utility by Sony Corporation of America (Sony USA - Consumer Electronics Products, Movies, Music, Games and Services).
Description: ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 17,920 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes or 23,552 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You might want to uninstall the software SmartWi Connection Utility using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ThirdPartyAppMgr.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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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It is part of Sony SmartWi Connection Utility. Since a.) you do own a Sony laptop and b.) it does connect to smart Wi-Fi, and so seems to do the right things, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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what im afraid of is that it takes up a crap load of my Mem Usage.. As for BK_123 post, i might just try and scan if anything is affected. Cuz it seems like my whole laptop is completely slow like, it just freezes for like 10-15 mins comes back to regular state.. i do something else, and it freezes again.. for a certain amount of time.. and wait til it comes back to normal state. I have also closed every other programs I dont use at all as well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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I don't have a Sony laptop with me any more, but if you are keen to stop ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe, perhaps you could try stopping smart Wi-Fi related services from running at start up. You shouldn't see ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe at work if you do this.
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