How to remove the ian_monitor virus

Most antivirus programs identify ian_monitor.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as AVSystemCare, and Microsoft identifies it as Program:Win32/AdvancedCleaner.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the ian_monitor.exe malware

Ian_monitor.exe file information

The process known as Download Application appears to belong to software AdvancedCleaner Free or Download Application by unknown.

Description: Ian_monitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ian_monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 241,152 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ian_monitor.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ian_monitor.exe, you can remove the entire program AdvancedCleaner Free using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ian_monitor.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ian_monitor.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Download Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

One user thinks ian_monitor.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ian_monitor.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving ian_monitor issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ian_monitor process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ian_monitor.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

ian_monitor.exe [all]