What is devmonsrv.exe?

The genuine devmonsrv.exe file is a software component of Intel PROSet/Wireless For Bluetooth by Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group.
The "Bluetooth Device Monitor Service" runs as a background process that automatically starts when Windows boots, residing in "C:\Program Files\Intel\Bluetooth", (or "Program Files (x86)" in 64-bit systems), which monitors the state of the system's Bluetooth radio and can also configure Bluetooth remote folders. It is not recommended to uninstall it, (although it can be done through the Control Panel), because it is essential to the successful operation of Bluetooth wireless communication and its absence causes an error saying, "The Intel Service View Has Stopped Working." McAfee and some other antivirus real-time scanners may mistake it for a trojan and remove it and it may be necessary to reinstall Intel PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth drivers (or Motorola drivers for Win7) with antivirus scanning turned off to restore the process and regain Bluetooth connectivity. Intel Corporation advertises a constant effort through innovation to expand worldwide use of smart and connected technology, which includes Classic and Low Energy Bluetooth. Founded in 1968 and now multinational it is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

DevMonSrv stands for Bluetooth Device Monitor Service

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 devmonsrv.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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Devmonsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with devmonsrv
Devmonsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Bluetooth Device Monitor

belongs to software Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for or Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or or Intel® Wireless Bluetooth or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software

by Intel ( or Motorola Solutions.

Description: Devmonsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Devmonsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,014,096 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 921,664 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The devmonsrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Intel provides a support site for assistance, and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Motorola Solutions Inc. or

Recommended: Identify devmonsrv.exe related errors

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

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