What is Disk_Monitor.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 Disk_Monitor.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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Disk_Monitor.exe file information

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

The process known as Disk Monitor belongs to software Generic USB Card Reader Driver or IC Card Reader Driver or Generic USB Card Reader or Disk Monitor by Neodio.

Description: Disk_Monitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Disk_Monitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 466,944 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 465,920 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows core file. Disk_Monitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with IC Card Reader Driver or Generic USB Card Reader Driver come up, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

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

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

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Best practices for resolving Disk_Monitor issues

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