What is MediaMonkey.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 MediaMonkey.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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MediaMonkey.exe file information

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

The process known as MediaMonke or MediaMonkey - Audio Librar belongs to software MediaMonkey or MediaMonke by Ventis Media (

Description: MediaMonkey.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MediaMonkey.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,118,928 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 7,968,912 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The MediaMonkey.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. The program has no visible window. MediaMonkey.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with MediaMonkey occur, you can do the following:

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If MediaMonkey.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 11,292,264 bytes. The program has a visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. MediaMonkey.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

Excellent Music library/player
Mediamonkey is a great music player and organizer
  jatyon   (further information)
Mediamonkey, one of the best audio/video players/organizers
  metoo   (further information)
Great music-Player

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Summary: Average user rating of MediaMonkey.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think MediaMonkey.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving MediaMonkey issues

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