How to remove the clientmonitor virus

Most antivirus programs identify clientmonitor.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Suspicious.Cloud.9 or Suspicious.Cloud.2, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S.

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Clientmonitor.exe file information

The process known as clientmonitor.exe appears to belong to software ShTepler by unknown.

Description: Clientmonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file clientmonitor.exe is located in the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 629,760 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 578,560 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Clientmonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous.

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If clientmonitor.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 259,584 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Userinit, RunOnce, Run). It is not a Windows system file. Clientmonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the clientmonitor.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 clientmonitor issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active clientmonitor process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the clientmonitor.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.

Other processes

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