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Uninstall Wdsmanpro.exe and Remove PUP


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TypeExecutable Application, PUP
Short DescriptionThe process is associated with potentially unwanted software.
SymptomsUnwanted advertisements, system slow downs, browser crashes, et.
Distribution MethodBundling (freeware installers), unsafe browsing, etc..
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Wdsmanpro.exe

Several reports by AV researchers have been issued regarding a process called wdsmanpro.exe. According to experts, the executable is related to an adware/ PUP application published by DTools LIMITED and signed by Cherished Technology Limited. The wdsmanpro.exe process has been detected by multiple anti-malware programs and, once it is located on a system, it should be removed instantly.


Wdsmanpro.exe Scan Results
The executable has been uploaded on VirusTotal. This is a list of several detection names in accordance of the AV solutions:

  • AVG: Elex.IC
  • ESET-NOD32: a variant of Win32/ELEX.FF potentially unwanted
  • Malwarebytes: PUP.Optional.WProtectManager
  • McAfee: Artemis!E0DA27134141
  • Microsoft: BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab
  • Panda: PUP/WsysC
  • Sophos: Generic PUA ML (PUA)
  • TrendMicro: PUA_SupTab

According to the public VirusTotal scanner, the detection ratio of wdsmanpro.exe is 23 / 55. In other words, 23 out of 55 AV programs flag the program as troublesome.

Wdsmanpro.exe Process Details (analysis by HerdProtect)

  • Display name: WdsManPro Service
  • Service name: WdsManPro
  • Type: Win32OwnProcess
  • Group: SVC_Group
  • Original File Name: DTools.exe
  • File Type: Executable application (Win32 EXE)
  • Common Path: C:\ProgramData\ywdsmanproy\wdsmanpro.exe

Wdsmanpro.exe Threat Level

In agreement with the high AV detection rate, Wdsmanpro.exe is likely exploited by a suspicious browser extension or potentially unwanted application. Such programs are typically ad-supported and, as such, cause a range of issues on the system:

→PUPs can generate intrusive advertisements in the browser – pop-ups, in-text ads, banners, video ads, etc.

→Ad-supported products can collect user information – PII (personally identifiable) and non-PII (non-personally identifiable).

→Adware can alter the browser’s settings, and act as a browser hijacker. As a result, the home page, search page, error page and new tab page can be changed without the user’s consent.

→PUPs can bring more potentially unwanted apps in bundled downloads. To avoid such things from happening, be careful with freeware/ shareware installers and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

Wdsmanpro.exe Uninstallation Options

The removal of the process is in complete consonance with the information we have provided you with. If you spot the process running in the background and if you have witnessed peculiar browser/ system behavior, you should be alert. Potentially unwanted software is most definitely draining your machine and a full system scan is required to remove it. First, you can try and find any applications that you haven’t installed willingly and that may be using Wdsmanpro.exe.

After you have manually removed any located threats, consider running an AV scanner. Sustaining the AV software and frequently updating it is essential to your online security. You can also think of improving your browser’s security settings and installing a specific browser extension to protect it.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Wdsmanpro.exe in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Wdsmanpro.exe.

    Step 2: Remove Wdsmanpro.exe from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Wdsmanpro.exe and click “Remove


    After Wdsmanpro.exe is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Wdsmanpro.exe and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Wdsmanpro.exe is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Wdsmanpro.exe to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Wdsmanpro.exe has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Wdsmanpro.exe
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Wdsmanpro.exe. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Wdsmanpro.exe will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Wdsmanpro.exe automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Wdsmanpro.exe associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Wdsmanpro.exe threat: Manual removal of Wdsmanpro.exe requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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