2,2,513,159 66.67%
2,2,494,140 33.33%



Application Manager by Performersoft LLC (Signed)

Remove sidemngr.exe
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of sidemngr.exe.


There are 2 versions of sidemngr.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2,2,513,159. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'Sidekick Manager' and described as “Your browser protector service”. . This is executed as a shared service (which simply means that this service can share a process with other Win32 services). The average file size is about 1.61 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Performersoft LLC by During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0022% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 3.92 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.47 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 4 Bytes per minute for reads and 2 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is sidemngr.exe?

The PerformerSoft Browser Manager (Application Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like actions, is bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. Browser Manager is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other thrid party programs. The Browser Manager program was developed by Bit89 ( a know adware maker.


File name:sidemngr.exe
Publisher:PerformerSoft LLC
Product name:Application Manager
Typical file path:C:\ProgramData\sidekick manager\2.2.494.140\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\sidemngr.exe
Issued to:Performersoft LLC
Authority (CA)
Effective date:Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Expiration date:Saturday, June 27, 2015
Windows Service
Service name:Sidekick Manager
Description:“Your browser protector service”


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of sidemngr.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'Sidekick Manager'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Jiangmin 13.0.900 Trojan/Agent.iewx 2,2,513,159
Sophos 4.82.0 BProtector 2,2,513,159
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1JT 2,2,513,159
VIPRE Antivirus 13826 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 2,2,513,159

VersionsAll file variations of sidemngr.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
7f72cdd92edb28fd4b386f4d39962256 bdb5c68d5a2ea96da865a767dc5a16e6f9ad0807 1.61 MB
a2576c4176a26b1c4ce6ab028fdfefd5 70675259c19fef7a3afc92c360917df948607884 1.61 MB
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