Microsoft Default Manager Microsoft Default Manager

A guide to uninstall Microsoft Default Manager from your system

This web page contains complete information on how to remove Microsoft Default Manager for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Usually the Microsoft Default Manager program is found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager folder, depending on the user's option during install. The full command line for removing Microsoft Default Manager is MsiExec.exe /X{61BEA823-ECAF-49F1-8378-A59B3B8AD247}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for administrator rights. Microsoft Default Manager's primary file takes around 281.33 KB (288080 bytes) and is called DefMgr.exe.

Microsoft Default Manager contains of the executables below. They occupy 281.33 KB (288080 bytes) on disk.

  • DefMgr.exe (281.33 KB)

The current web page applies to Microsoft Default Manager version only. Click on the links below for other Microsoft Default Manager versions:

Quite a few files, folders and Windows registry data can not be deleted when you are trying to remove Microsoft Default Manager from your PC.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Microsoft Default Manager:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\da\dmres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\de\dmres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\en-US\dmres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\es\dmres.dll.mui

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\328AEB16FACE1F9438875AB9B3A82D74

Additional values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\02A29985646D6E8448E4AD0746E60EF1\328AEB16FACE1F9438875AB9B3A82D74
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\02C89ABE55BB86C48B6C00A7BEBB41B4\328AEB16FACE1F9438875AB9B3A82D74
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\13C768F9D2DE69C4B97B27886D68A71E\328AEB16FACE1F9438875AB9B3A82D74

How to erase Microsoft Default Manager with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Default Manager is an application released by Microsoft Corporation. Some people decide to erase this application. This is efortful because deleting this by hand takes some know-how regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE way to erase Microsoft Default Manager is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows computer.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Microsoft Default Manager or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Microsoft Default Manager". The Microsoft Default Manager app will be found very quickly. When you select Microsoft Default Manager in the list of apps, some information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Microsoft Default Manager, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Microsoft Default Manager.
Uninstall Microsoft Default Manager

8. After removing Microsoft Default Manager, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Microsoft Default Manager that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Microsoft Default Manager using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Microsoft Default Manager by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, nor are we saying that Microsoft Default Manager by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Microsoft Default Manager in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:32:56.170