What is OA012Mon.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 OA012Mon.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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OA012Mon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OA012Mon
OA012Mon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: OA012Mon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file OA012Mon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). OA012Mon.exe is not a Windows core file. OA012Mon.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as OA012Mon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the OA012Mon.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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Best practices for resolving OA012Mon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OA012Mon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the OA012Mon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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