What is BioMonitor.exe?

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 BioMonitor.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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BioMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as BioMonitor or HP SimplePass (version PE 2011) belongs to software HP SimplePass (version 2011, PE 2011, 2012) or Simple Pass (version 2011) or AuthenTec TrueSuite by HP ( or AuthenTec (

Description: BioMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BioMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 142,664 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 166,248 bytes, 148,296 bytes, 142,696 bytes or 215,400 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. BioMonitor.exe is a Verisign signed file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove HP SimplePass 2011 or AuthenTec TrueSuite (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or ask the software vendor, [1][2], for advice.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BioMonitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BioMonitor.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.


User Comments

when in doubt it is a virus... remove it
  bob c  

Summary: Average user rating of BioMonitor.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks BioMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks BioMonitor.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving BioMonitor issues

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