What is ABRTMon.exe?

The genuine ABRTMon.exe file is a software component of Samsung Auto Backup by Samsung.
Samsung Auto Backup is a program that creates duplicate copies of data in order to prevent data loss. ABRTMon.exe runs the real-time backup process that creates copies of data as soon as it is created. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Samsung Auto Backup features the ability to backup data from a specified folder, directory or drive, or make system-wide backups, either in real-time or according to a custom schedule. The program offers 128-bit AES encryption and displays a tray icon that specifies the available space on the drive being used for backups. Auto Backup supports the Windows and Mac OS platforms. Samsung is a South Korean conglomerate that was established in 1938 as a small trading company by Lee Byung-chul. The company was a key player in South Korea's rapid post-war development that led to a burst in economic growth during the 1960s. It was one of a handful of domestic conglomerates that were protected from competition and assisted financially by President Park Chung Hee to assist the heavy growth in South Korean industrialization. Samsung currently generates over $327 billion in annual revenue and employs over 430,000 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

ABRtMon stands for Samsung Auto Backup Realtime Monitor

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 ABRTMon.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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ABRTMon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ABRTMon
ABRTMon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ABRTMon belongs to software Samsung Drive Manager or Samsung Auto Backup by Clarus (

Description: ABRTMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ABRTMon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,192 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 135,168 bytes. 
The ABRTMon.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Clarussoft provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Samsung Drive Manager or Samsung Auto Backup).

Recommended: Identify ABRTMon.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ABRTMon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ABRTMon.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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Best practices for resolving ABRTMon issues

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