What is svcmon.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 svcmon.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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Svcmon.exe file information

The svcmon.exe process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.

Description: Svcmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svcmon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
There is no file information. The svcmon.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Svcmon.exe is not a Windows core file. Svcmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If svcmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 777,728 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). Svcmon.exe is not a Windows system file. Svcmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name svcmon.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OL714 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the svcmon.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

its a trojan, replaces legit windows service and opens a back door, usually to infringe privacy, install keloggers for passwords ect.
It is a Services Monitoring service for CygNet SCADA
  Jterrell   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of svcmon.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks svcmon.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svcmon issues

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