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What is Realmon.exe?

Realmon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Realmon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Realmon.exe file information

The process known as InstallShield belongs to software CA eTrust Antivirus or Cisco Systems Modem or CA eTrustITM Agent by Computer Associates International (www.ca.com) or InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com).

Description: Realmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Realmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 487,696 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 504,080 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/realmon.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Realmon.exe is not a Windows system file. Realmon.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If problems with CA eTrust Antivirus or eTrust InoculateIT occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify Realmon.exe related errors

If Realmon.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 25,088 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 20,425 bytes or 26,967 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Realmon.exe is not a Windows system file. The Realmon.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Realmon.exe is able to hide itself.

If Realmon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 40,960 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Realtime Monitor" must run at start up. Realtime scanner part of eTrust Antivirus/InoculateIT version 6 virus scanners from Computer Associates

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Realmon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Realmon.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 Virus Scanner for E-Trust from Computer Associates
  Rob Hribar   (further information)
Realtime Virus Scanner for E-Trust from Computer Associates
  dliweB  
E-Trust Antivirus ist die echtzeit ├╝berwachung ├╝ber ausgehende datei bzw. eingehende datei
  Jocer  
Realtime Virus Scanner for E-Trust from Computer Associates
  alex  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Realmon.exe: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments.
7 users think Realmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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