What is hmonitor.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 hmonitor.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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Hmonitor.exe file information

The process known as Hardware sensors monitor belongs to software Hardware sensors monitor by AB Software (

Description: Hmonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hmonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,141,696 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 289,280 bytes, 1,633,792 bytes or 342,392 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The hmonitor.exe file is not a Windows core file. Hmonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Hardware sensors monitor, update it, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on to visit the vendor's website, or click on Hardware sensors monitor in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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There are different files with the same name:

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

It`s Hardware sensor monitor - utility to control your motherboard sensors like temp, fans & voltage.
  Max Dagnir   (further information)
Hardware Sensor-Monitor: ├╝berwacht CPU-Temperatur, L├╝fterdrehzahl und HDD-Temp
  NetKess   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of hmonitor.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks hmonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving hmonitor issues

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