What is MultiMon.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 MultiMon.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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MultiMon.exe file information

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

The process known as MultiMon MFC Application or MultiMon by Mediachance belongs to software MultiMon Application or MultiMon TaskBar PRO (version 3) by unknown.

Description: MultiMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MultiMon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 294,912 bytes (86% of all occurrences) or 454,656 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. MultiMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with MultiMon.exe, you could also uninstall MultiMon TaskBar or MultiMon TaskBar v. software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), visit the website or check if there is a newer version available.

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If MultiMon.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 528,384 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. MultiMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

adds task bar to multiple monitors
A great little program to add a taskbar to additional monitors (something Windows should do anyway).
  brett   (further information)
Just used for multiple monitors and works good
  Zillarat   (further information)
Usefull! Adds a taskbar to secondmonitor, and a button on each window to move it between monitors
Genuine version, not a fake, caused immediate popup ads for Sony. Simply put, it's adware garbage.
Harmless Program to extend the Windows Taskbar over 2+ Monitors.
  RF   (further information)
Very useful app. Not malware
  SuperUser   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of MultiMon.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 8 users think MultiMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks MultiMon.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MultiMon issues

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