The genuine CameraMonitor.exe file is a software component of ImageMixer by Pixela Corporation.
A camera monitor for the Everio ImageMixer, this process starts with Windows and runs in the background. As it runs it monitors the peripheral ports for the connection of a camera. When a camera is detected, ImageMixer is automatically opened, allowing the user to edit and modify images offloaded from the device. Founded in 1982, Pixela primarily manufactures hardware peripherals and the software to support them.
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 CameraMonitor.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.
The process known as GCameraMonitor.exe belongs to software ImageMixer (version 3 SE Ver.5 Transfer Utility, 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility, 3 SE, 3 SE Ver.5, 3 SE for SD, 3 SE Ver.5 Transfer) or VideoBrowser or Transfer Utility by PIXELA CORPORATION (www.pixela.co.jp).
Description: CameraMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CameraMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 253,952 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 537,968 bytes, 425,376 bytes or 425,336 bytes.
The software has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). CameraMonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CameraMonitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CameraMonitor.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CameraMonitor. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the CameraMonitor.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.