What is RoxWatch9.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 RoxWatch9.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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RoxWatch9.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RoxWatch9
RoxWatch9.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RoxSniffer9 Module belongs to software Roxio MyDVD DE or CommonSDK or Roxio Easy Media Creator (version 9, 9 Suite) or Roxio Hard Drive Watcher (version 9) or Roxio Creator (version 9 LE, 9 XE) or Roxio Media Manager by Sonic Solutions (

Description: RoxWatch9.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RoxWatch9.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 159,744 bytes (89% of all occurrences), 166,648 bytes, 166,384 bytes or 170,480 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with RoxWatch9.exe, you could do the following:
  1) uninstall Roxio MyDVD DE or Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) visit the vendor’s support site
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify RoxWatch9.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RoxWatch9.exe. Therefore, you should check the RoxWatch9.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

This file wasn't here yesterday, it just showed up. It is most likely watching what files you want to burn but also sending that info back to Roxio, I deleted it.
It corrupted everything on my computer. I had to completely wipe my harddrive clean!!
  K Thompson  
I dont like any roxio products and this was installed with my blackberry; it has a lot of services start on boot and most are questionable to their necessity. i suggest removing it with a third party uninstaller as it leaves a bunch of crap behind.
RoxWatch9.exe is a process from RoxSniffer Module by Sonic Solutions and part of Roxio Easy Media Creator.
I got two blue-screens and lost some data - plus IE opened a session and used 200MB+
  Bill Gustafson  

Summary: Average user rating of RoxWatch9.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks RoxWatch9.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users think RoxWatch9.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving RoxWatch9 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RoxWatch9. 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 RoxWatch9.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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