What is TMMonitor.exe?

The genuine TMMonitor.exe file is a software component of ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre by ArcSoft.
TMMonitor.exe is an executable file that belongs to ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre, a media player designed for the Windows platform. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre is a media player that features support for Blu-ray 3D, AVCHD 3D, 3D DVDs, YouTube 3D files, MKV, AVCHD, MPEG-4, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV HD, QuickTime HD, DivX HD, and H.264 HD. The player also features dynamic lighting, de-noise, anti-shake and smoothness enhancements, and 4K video playback. ArcSoft, Inc. is an American company that develops solutions in photo and video imaging. ArcSoft software is currently used in devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, PCs, smart TVs, digital cameras and more. The company was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Fremont, California.

TMMonitor stands for ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre Monitor

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 TMMonitor.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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TMMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as TMMonitor belongs to software ArcSoft TotalMedia (version 3) or TMMonitor by ArcSoft (

Description: TMMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The TMMonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,048 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 268,864 bytes, 249,856 bytes, 147,456 bytes or 262,144 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with TMMonitor.exe, you can uninstall ArcSoft TotalMedia or ArcSoft TotalMedia 3 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

ZoneAlarm meldete heute Zugriffsversuch der TMMonitor.exe. Habe Zulassung verweigert.
  Manfred Göbel  
Dies ist der Schnellstarter von TotalMedia. Läuft im Hintergrund, damit das Hauptprogramm schneller gestertet werden kann.
Belongs to Total Media Centre from Arcsoft. This software came with my DVT USB Stick (for watching television on my desktop). It's similar to Microsoft's Media Center. It's not dangerous nor essential and can be deactivated or uninstalled without risk.
  eeZee   (further information)
Nach der Deinstallation einer Anwendung von ArcSoft bleiben in der Registry einige Eintragungen, die nicht im regedit entfernt werden können. Da verbirgt sich tmmonitor dahinter. Absolut ungefährlich, aber etwas lästig, da nutzlos.
Program from tv

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Summary: Average user rating of TMMonitor.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think TMMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving TMMonitor issues

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