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 CPUMon.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 CPUMon.exe process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.
Description: CPUMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CPUMon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,126,400 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 983,552 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. CPUMon.exe is not a Windows core file. CPUMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.
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If CPUMon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 18,572 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. CPUMon.exe is not a Windows system file. CPUMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CPUMon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Win32:Malware-gen (detected by Avast), and Mal/Generic-S (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the CPUMon.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 CPUMon. 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 CPUMon.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.
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