What is FileMonitor32.dll?

FileMonitor32.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if FileMonitor32.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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FileMonitor32.dll file information

The process known as PowerDesk (version 8, 9, 8.5) belongs to software PowerDesk (version 9, 8) by Avanquest North America (

Description: FileMonitor32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The FileMonitor32.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 108,544 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 103,936 bytes or 107,520 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PowerDesk 8 or PowerDesk 9 come up, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ) or contact Customer Service.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FileMonitor32.dll. Therefore, you should check the FileMonitor32.dll 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

This belongs to PowerDesk by Avanquest
Powerdek 8 : desktop file manager
  Totofe   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of FileMonitor32.dll: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving FileMonitor32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FileMonitor32. 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 FileMonitor32.dll 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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