How to remove the ComHookMonitor virus

Most antivirus programs identify ComHookMonitor.exe as malware.

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ComHookMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as ComHookMonitor MFC Application appears to belong to software ComHookMonitor Application by unknown.

Description: ComHookMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ComHookMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. ComHookMonitor.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify ComHookMonitor.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ComHookMonitor.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 ComHookMonitor issues

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

ComHookMonitor.exe [all]