What is UMonit64.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 UMonit64.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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UMonit64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with UMonit64
UMonit64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ChangeIcon MFC Application or Umonit MFC Application belongs to software ChangeIcon Application or Umonit Application by Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher or GENESYS LOGIC, INC.

Description: UMonit64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UMonit64.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The UMonit64.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove Genesys Logic,Inc. (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or turn to the software developer, Microsoft, for advice.

Recommended: Identify UMonit64.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UMonit64.exe. Therefore, you should check the UMonit64.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

Seems not dangerous but it is turning on upon startup. I would recommend to disable it just to be sure.
The file I have in my computer is 61744 bytes long and unlike all system files found in this directory the Language encoding is "Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)" it starts up every time one logs in...
found under : C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\Cache\IT096ZQ7

Summary: Average user rating of UMonit64.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving UMonit64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UMonit64. 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 UMonit64.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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