What is IWatch.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 IWatch.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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IWatch.exe file information

The process known as ISDNWatch Monitor or ISDNWatch belongs to software AVM FRITZ or ISDNWatch or AVM FRITZ!fax für FRITZ!Box by AVM Berlin (

Description: IWatch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IWatch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 341,304 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 341,296 bytes, 229,376 bytes or 339,968 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The IWatch.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The IWatch.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using IWatch.exe, you can also visit the website or uninstall AVM FRITZ! or ComCenter from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of IWatch.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks IWatch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving IWatch issues

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