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What is NkbMonitor.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 NkbMonitor.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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NkbMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as PictureProject Monitor belongs to software PictureProject or PictureProject Monitor by Nikon (www.nikon.com).

Description: NkbMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NkbMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder—mostly C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\. The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 118,784 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nkbmonitor.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with NkbMonitor.exe, you can also uninstall PictureProject or Audio Librarian Plus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify NkbMonitor.exe related errors

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

This is part of the Nikon Digital Cameras Software Picture Project
  Harald Raunegger  
It's downloaded with Nikon Digital Camera Software
   
Nikon Camera Software
   
Part of Nikon software suite. Autodetects connection of latest Nikon branded digital cameras to your PC.
  matti salminen   (further information)
Gehört zu Nikon Picture Project
  Fredi  
Nikon Picture Project File, does not seem to be dangerous ;)
  Protonic  
Comes with the Nikon software to monti
   
Gehört zu Nikon Picture Project. Nützlich, wenn man öfter Bilder von einer Nikon-Kamera zum PC überträgt.
  Alan Gledhill  
Part of Nikon's Picture Project and is not dangerous. Installs autmatically when you install Picture Project.
  p-cake  

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Summary: Average user rating of NkbMonitor.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. 7 users think NkbMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving NkbMonitor issues

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