What is imonnt.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 imonnt.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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Imonnt.exe file information

The process known as Intel® Active Monitor Win9x Background Service belongs to software Intel® Active Monitor by Intel (

Description: Imonnt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file imonnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 102,400 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 106,496 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using imonnt.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Intel(R) PRO Network or Captura).

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

imonnt.exe is Intel Active Monitor. safe to close
  Serge   (further information)
Used to display the temperature and voltage icon in the task bar for certain Intel motherboards.
  Mark McFarlane  
User installed with Intel mother board
manufactured for intel mother board
Monitors Temp and Volts

Summary: Average user rating of imonnt.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think imonnt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving imonnt issues

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