What is kmon.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 kmon.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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Kmon.exe file information

The process known as KMONITOR belongs to software klickTel Telefon- und Branchenbuch or klickInvers Herbst (version 2006) or klickTel Inverssuche Herbst by telegate MEDIA AG ( or klickTel GmbH ( or klickTel AG (

Description: Kmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Kmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,435,200 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,018,304 bytes, 9,216,000 bytes or 7,276,032 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). The kmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Kmon.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramklickTel Telefon- und Branchenbuch + or klickInvers Herbst 2006 or search for help on the company's website.

Recommended: Identify kmon.exe related errors

If kmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 77,312 bytes. There is no file information. Kmon.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file.

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

Bestandteil von Klicktel Inverssuche. Öffnet bei Telefonanruf ein Fenster und zeigt den Anrufenden mit name und Adresse an.
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Summary: Average user rating of kmon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks kmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving kmon issues

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