What is LMonitor.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 LMonitor.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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LMonitor.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with LMonitor
LMonitor.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as UpdateMonitor MFC Application belongs to software UpdateMonitor Application by unknown.

Description: LMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 3\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 498,176 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 496,640 bytes, 498,688 bytes, 497,152 bytes or 482,816 bytes. 
There is no file information. LMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with LMonitor.exe, you can also completely remove MSI Live (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Live Monitor - Autoupdate tool for MSI made motherboard and system components
  Magus   (further information)
Ich hab die Datei über die MSI-Hompage runtergeladen. Ist ein Updateprog für das Motherboard.
  Sebastian Schmidt  
MSI Live Update
This is an program which checks for updates for your MSI products
MSI live Update
msi live update
mein Rechner läuft auf Hochtouren (CPU-Auslastung nahe 100%)... nachdem ich manuell das Prog. im Taskmanager schließe, geht`s wieder

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LMonitor.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think LMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving LMonitor issues

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