How to remove the mcmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify mcmon.exe as malware.

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Mcmon.exe file information

The process known as MCMon appears to belong to software Motion Computing Corp MCMon or Motion Computing Inc MCMon by Motion Computing (

Description: Mcmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mcmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 49,152 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The mcmon.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The mcmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Mcmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

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If mcmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 274,432 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The mcmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Mcmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Motion Dashboard, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Motion Dashboard in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Important: You should check the mcmon.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.


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Best practices for resolving mcmon issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active mcmon process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the mcmon.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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