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What is PccNTMon.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 PccNTMon.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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PccNTMon.exe file information

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

The process known as I/O Monitor or Trend Micro OfficeScan Monitor or Trend Micro Security Agent Monitor or Trend Micro OfficeScan or Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Monitor

belongs to software Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Security for SMB or Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security or Trend Micro OfficeScan or Trend Micro OfficeScan Agent or Trend Micro OfficeScan WinNT

by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com).

Description: PccNTMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PccNTMon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 718,120 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 398,784 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/pccntmon.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. PccNTMon.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. PccNTMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro Client/Server come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or visit the www.trendmicro.com website.

Recommended: Identify PccNTMon.exe related errors

If PccNTMon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 335,872 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 405,504 bytes, 710,000 bytes or 458,752 bytes. The PccNTMon.exe file is not a Windows core file. PccNTMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro OfficeScan WinNT come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

Realtime monitoring for OfficeScan Virus Killer.
   
Trend Micro essential file.
  Aaron  
application error
   
It's vital for Trend Micro OfficeScan client to run.
  Reed  
I encountered the same
  Anup Kumar Bal  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PccNTMon.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments. 9 users think PccNTMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving PccNTMon issues

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