How to remove the clientmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify clientmon.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/MSIL-PL or Mal/Generic-S.

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Clientmon.exe file information

The process known as clientmon.exe appears to belong to software clientmon or Microsoft Windows Operating System by AvalonE.

Description: Clientmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Clientmon.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,025,976 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 372,736 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Clientmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify clientmon.exe related errors

If clientmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 68,096 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the clientmon.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 clientmon issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active clientmon process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the clientmon.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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