What is statusmonitor.exe?

The genuine statusmonitor.exe file is a software component of GFI LANguard Network Security by GFI Software.
The background process for GFI LANGuard Network Security Scanner, statusmonitor.exe runs constantly and the interface can be accessed by right clicking the GFI icon in the system tray. Status monitor tracks security scans that are scheduled, as well as patch updates and deployments. Founded in 1992, GFI focuses on internet security.

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 statusmonitor.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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Statusmonitor.exe file information

The process belongs to software GFI LANguard Network Security or GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner by GFI Software (

Description: Statusmonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The statusmonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 37,376 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 968,216 bytes or 977,944 bytes. 
There is no file information. Statusmonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Statusmonitor.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with statusmonitor.exe, you can uninstall GFI LANguard Network Security software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner is a freeware security & port scanner tool to audit your network security
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Summary: Average user rating of statusmonitor.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks statusmonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving statusmonitor issues

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