What is pmmon.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 pmmon.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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Pmmon.exe file information

The process belongs to software Internet Explorer Security or IntCodec or Public Messenger ver or Video ActiveX Object or Gold Codec or VideoKeyCodec or WinMediaCodec or HQVideoCodec by unknown.

Description: Pmmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pmmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,836 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 5,812 bytes and 56 more variants. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The pmmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Pmmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with pmmon.exe, you can uninstall Internet Explorer Security or Public Messenger ver software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify pmmon.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pmmon.exe. Therefore, you should check the pmmon.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

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Summary: Average user rating of pmmon.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think pmmon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving pmmon issues

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