What is GrooveMonitor.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 GrooveMonitor.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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GrooveMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as GrooveMonitor Utility

belongs to software Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Enterprise (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit) or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007) or GrooveMonitor Utility or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2007, 2010) or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2007) or Microsoft Office (version 2003 Primary, 2003 Primary Interop, 2003 Proofing) or Microsoft Office Home and or Microsoft Office Professional Hybrid (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Groove Setup or Microsoft Office Visio Professional (version 2007)

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Description: GrooveMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GrooveMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 31,072 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 33,648 bytes and 10 more variants. 
GrooveMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. GrooveMonitor.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with GrooveMonitor.exe occur, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Microsoft Office Groove 2007 or Microsoft Office Enterprise), turn to the software developer, Microsoft, for advice or check if there is a newer version available.

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If GrooveMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 31,072 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The GrooveMonitor.exe file is digitally signed. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GrooveMonitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PE_SALITY.RL or PE_MADANGEL.A (detected by TrendMicro), and W32.Sality.AE or W32.Madangel (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the GrooveMonitor.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

This program is not dangerous. Its built and use in Microsoft Office Suites 2007-2010 just for sync files to share with friends and Co-Workers. If you don't trust it starting up at boot time You can use two methods to turn it off 1.Click on the start button in windows 7 Type into the search box msconfig and on startup Tab then uncheck it then restart windows 2. The best way to me is Go Download this small utility program called AutoRuns Run it ....Then click on Logon tab Uncheck GrooveMonitor.....And thats it
i have a error message quote Grove moniter.exe programe cant start as ATL80.DLL IS MISSING .now my computer has crashed and not getting fixed Help
  , singh  
bought new pc with Win 8 and tried to load old copy of Office 2007. After removing Office 2007, GrooveMonitor was not removed and lingered. Manually searched for, found, and removed all GM files. Problem solved
  John C  
Whilst GrooveMonitor.exe is part of Office 2007, there is malware (self-extracting RAR archive) with the same name, please see link.
  Norbert Colon   (further information)
Normally a harmless part of the Microsoft Office suite, but a file of this name is also used as a dropper for a malicious virus that wipes all data from your hard disk
  Davey P   (further information)
It's in the Office 12 folder
  Ivan Catlett  
Yes, part of Office 2007 (there in enterprise, at least). Used to create spaces to share files and otherwise collaborate with others. Now called Microsoft SharePoint Workspace.
  D. Hedman   (further information)
Aware part of MS Office 07
  Siobhan Gavin  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GrooveMonitor.exe: based on 29 votes with 9 reviews. 8 users think GrooveMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 15 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think GrooveMonitor.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade GrooveMonitor.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GrooveMonitor issues

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