What is CorelIOMonitor.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 CorelIOMonitor.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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CorelIOMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as Corel File Shell Monitor belongs to software Corel File Shell Monitor or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo (version X2) or IPM_PSP_COM or PSPPContent or DRAWings® Embroidery Effect by Corel (

Description: CorelIOMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CorelIOMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,200 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 38,400 bytes, 16,712 bytes or 15,544 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The CorelIOMonitor.exe file is a Verisign signed file. CorelIOMonitor.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also do the following:

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

I hate it because it is annoying and want to remove it.
  Jim H  
part of Corel Paint Shop Pro
  me   (further information)
It is part of Corel Paint Shop Pro, but that doesn't mean it's not a waste of my computers' resources.
The CorelIOMonitor is used to assist with the organizer in Paint Shop Pro
  meetoo   (further information)
Corel´s removable media monitor
  meetoo   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of CorelIOMonitor.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think CorelIOMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving CorelIOMonitor issues

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