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Is Monitor.exe safe?

Monitor.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 Monitor.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.


Monitor.exe file information

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 (www.pixart.com.tw) or acer (www.acer.com) or Ulead Systems (www.ulead.com) or OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP (www.olympus.com) or IObit (www.iobit.com) or Innovative Solutions http://www.innovative-sol.com or NeoSoft Tools or LeapFrog or Expansion Programs International or LSI Logic (www.lsi.com) or Sunplus Innovation Technology or Zero G or Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or O2Micro (www.o2micro.com) or QSX Software Group (www.qsxgroup.com) or LeapFrog Enterprises or Bell & Howell (www.bellhowell.com) or ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com).

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 7/XP are 397,312 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 352,256 bytes and 74 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/monitor.exe.html 
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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell). Monitor.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If any problems with Acer Empowering Technology or forteManager occur, you can do the following:

  • visit the www.acer.com support page [1][2]
  • find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available
  • remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify Monitor.exe related errors

If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 319,488 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 323,584 bytes and 7 more variants. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell). The Monitor.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Monitor.exe is able to record inputs.

If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 10 more variants. It is not a Windows system file.

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 the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 192,174 bytes.

If Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 720,192 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "ENCMONITOR" is not required to run at start up. The Encompass Monitor. This program is the Connect Direct Program.  It is more trouble than it is worth and few use it
  • "monitor" definitely not required. Browser hijacker, redirecting to NCM Search
  • "Pagis Scheduler" is not required to run at start up. Scheduler for the Pagis scanning suite from Scansoft. 

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.



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User Comments

It's the CPU/RAM % block somewhere on your screen if you're using Advanced systemcare.
  Timo  
it's a virus! it comes with jh1.exe. Very dangerous. it eats my computer's memory and paralyzed my computer!
   
not a virus
  kk  
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
  anthony  
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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