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 Enterprise (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit) or GrooveMonitor Utility or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2007) or Microsoft Office (version 2003 Primary, 2003 Primary Interop, 2003 Proofing) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Professional or Microsoft Office Home and or Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI 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 8/7/XP are 31,072 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 33,648 bytes and 9 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.
If problems with GrooveMonitor.exe occur, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > 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.

Recommended: Identify GrooveMonitor.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GrooveMonitor.exe. 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

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  
monitor user activity it is like keylogger
  i hate masons  
It seems Usless for some users it is a open pluggin, It takes up 0.023% of your physical memory
  The hacker A.K.A. Mr. Braniac  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GrooveMonitor.exe: based on 23 votes with 9 reviews. 6 users think GrooveMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 12 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think GrooveMonitor.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 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 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 GrooveMonitor.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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