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What is logmon.exe?

Logmon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if logmon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Logmon.exe file information

The process known as logmon.exe belongs to software Rescue and Recovery or Rescue and Recovery - Client Security Solution by Lenovo Group (www.lenovo.com).

Description: Logmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file logmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 22,016 bytes (97% of all occurrences) or 39,424 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/logmon.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with logmon.exe, you can look for help from the software company Lenovo or uninstall Rescue and Recovery from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If logmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel.

If logmon.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 41,738 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. logmon.exe seems to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as logmon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the logmon.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

it can eat 10% CPU on Core 2 Duo Lenovo laptop
logmon.exe is an component of rescue and Recovery, menber of Thinkvantage Technologies and become preinstalled inmany desktop an laptop computers, with the brand IBM or Lenovo, version 3.00 has an bug in logmon.exe that consume some CPU resources, there are a patch of version 3 that fix the problem. The version 4 of R&R have the problem fixed and have some useful funcionalities
  Filippo Maniscalco-CCO   (further information)
Part of Safehouse hard drive encryption software.
  Ed Mullen   (further information)
when we login to window it show c:\program files\ibm vantage\common\logger\logmon.exc (windows canot find)
constantly taking CPU power away from Folding...
It can use up to 90% of CPU rescources on an IBM thinkpad. If allowed to continue it could damage the CPU from overheating. Logmon.exe can be removed with no apparent effect on other function of the machine.
the cpu usage get to 88 precent
It is dangerous by using processor resource and thus heating up the system. May lead to overheating other components, battery in particular.
  Gall Anonymous  
t's an profile capture tool
  Ritesh Singh  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of logmon.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments.
3 users think logmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade logmon.exe ("not sure about it").

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