What is smodule.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 smodule.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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Smodule.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with smodule
Smodule.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Student Module belongs to software Neuber GmbH or UserMonitor module by Neuber Software ( or A. & M. Neuber Software (

Description: Smodule.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Smodule.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 207,712 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 89,184 bytes or 89,216 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Smodule.exe is able to connect to the Internet, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with UserMonitor or UserMonitor module come up, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) look for help on the website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify smodule.exe related errors

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

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