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 Monitor.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.
The process known as Registry Monitor or AutoDetector or BACK Monitor Application or Monitor Application or Advanced SystemCare (version 6 Monitor, 7 Monitor) or Performance Monitor or Chameleon Monitor or Texis Program or resident module or Installation Monitor or LeapFrog Connect or Registry Clean Pro Monitor or LaunchAnywhere or mointor MFC Application or LaunchAnywhere GUI
belongs to software Registry Monitor or eRecovery or Ulead AutoDetector or Acer Empowering Technology or ZoneAlarm Security Suite or Integrated Camera or Advanced SystemCare (version 6, 8, 7, 9) or forteManager or LeapFrog Connect or Ulead Photo Explorer (version 8.0 SE) or Chameleon Monitor or OLYMPUS Master or BACK Monitor Application or Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager (version v1.16-00) or Texis Database or Mouse Driver Application or PC VGA Camer or Advanced Uninstaller PRO (version 2006, 2005) or ArcSoft MediaConverter (version 3) or Monitor Application or Winpower or Registry Clean Pro or Bell & Howell Monitor Application or MediaTickets by OIN or USB Video Camera or Maxin Gaming Keyboard Driver or Acer Empowering Technology framework or Lenovo EasyCamera or mointor Application or ASUS GPU Tweak or LaunchAnywhere or Microcular
by PixArt Imaging Incorporation (www.pixart.com.tw) or acer (www.acer.com) or Ulead Systems (www.ulead.com) or Sunplus Innovation Technology or IObit (www.iobit.com) or SunplusIT or LeapFrog Enterprises or NeoSoft Tools or OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP (www.olympus.com) or Expansion Programs International or LeapFrog or LSI Logic (www.lsi.com) or Innovative Solutions http://www.innovative-sol.com or ASUS (www.asus.com) or Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or ArcSoft (www.arcsoft.com) or QSX Software Group (www.qsxgroup.com) or Bell & Howell (www.bellhowell.com) or Zero G.
Description: Monitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,312 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 352,256 bytes and 107 more variants.
Monitor.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell). Monitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 319,488 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 323,584 bytes and 7 more variants. Monitor.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell). The file is a Microsoft signed file. Monitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 95,504 bytes and 14 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell).
If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 69,785 bytes.
If Monitor.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 487,483 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 487,518 bytes, 487,517 bytes, 487,508 bytes or 487,497 bytes.
If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 720,192 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,749,792 bytes or 3,587,584 bytes.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Monitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example ADW_LSHOP (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Monitor.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Registry Monitor has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Monitor. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Monitor.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.