What is Monitor.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 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.

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Monitor.exe file information

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

The process known as Registry Monitor or AutoDetector or Advanced SystemCare (version 6 Monitor) or resident module or Installation Monitor or Monitor Application or Texis Program or Chameleon Monitor or BACK Monitor Application or LeapFrog Connect or LaunchAnywhere GUI or Registry Clean Pro Monitor or Monitor MFC Application or LaunchAnywhere or mointor MFC Application

belongs to software Registry Monitor or eRecovery or Ulead AutoDetector or Acer Empowering Technology or ZoneAlarm Security Suite or forteManager or Ulead Photo Explorer (version 8.0 SE) or LeapFrog Connect or Advanced SystemCare (version 6) or OLYMPUS Master or Chameleon Monitor or Advanced Uninstaller PRO (version 2006, 2005) or PC Tools AntiVirus or Monitor Application or Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager (version v1.16-00) or PC VGA Camer or LaunchAnywhere or Winpower or Texis Database or Registry Clean Pro or Bell & Howell Monitor Application or MediaTickets by OIN or USB Video Camera or Music Wizard or Pagis Pro or Acer Empowering Technology framework or mointor Application or Integrated Camera or Microcular

by PixArt Imaging Incorporation ( or acer ( or Ulead Systems ( or OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP ( or IObit ( or Innovative Solutions or NeoSoft Tools or LeapFrog or Expansion Programs International or LSI Logic ( or Sunplus Innovation Technology or Zero G or Macrovision ( or O2Micro ( or QSX Software Group ( or LeapFrog Enterprises or Bell & Howell ( or ScanSoft (

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". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 397,312 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 352,256 bytes and 74 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, MACHINE\RunServices, DEFAULT\Run, Winlogon\Shell). Monitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If any problems with Acer Empowering Technology or forteManager occur, you can do the following:

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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 W32.Spybot.Worm or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and Backdoor:Win32/Vharke.AE or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Monitor.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's the CPU/RAM % block somewhere on your screen if you're using Advanced systemcare.
it's a virus! it comes with jh1.exe. Very dangerous. it eats my computer's memory and paralyzed my computer!
not a virus
This file is a part of Advance SystemCare 6. It runs as a windows process with logged in user account's privileges. you can found it in C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 6\monitor.exe. See also
  RAZA   (further information)
When I searched my computer for monitor.exe file, it turned up in my folder for Advanced SystemCare. I just monitors your cpu usage ect. and can be killed in the settings area of Advanced SystemCare so it won't start up anymore.
  zombie   (further information)
On my Mobo Monitor.exe is part of Advanced SystemCare from IObit. Totally harmless app.
  rev   (further information)
it's part of IObit adavanced system care ultimate. I have it installed in my computer
I found it in the leapfrog folder on my computer
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Monitor.exe: based on 60 votes with 9 reviews. 38 users think Monitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think Monitor.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 10 users don't grade Monitor.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Monitor issues

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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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.

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