What is UPSMON_Service.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 UPSMON_Service.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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UPSMON_Service.exe file information

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

The process known as UPSMON Plus for Windows or UPSMONService or HP Battery Backup Monitor belongs to software UPSMONService or HP Battery Backup Monitor or UPSMON Plus for Windows by unknown.

Description: UPSMON_Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. UPSMON_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 368,128 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 390,656 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The UPSMON_Service.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. UPSMON_Service.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program UPSMON Plus for Windows or HP Battery Backup Monitor using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify UPSMON_Service.exe related errors

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

UPS monitor for Ultra Universal Power Supply
Used to communicate with UPS device through USB or COM ports. By nature has the ability to shutdown system (low battery etc)
UPSMON is Power Management Software
  Joe   (further information)
allows UPS monitoring when no user is logged in (servers)
I found that UPSMON_Service.exe was part of my OPTI-SAFE UPS installation. However, I believe it is an artifact from a much earlier release. The current process executable is named Sentinel_Service.exe. The bottom line is that UPSMON_Service.exe for OPTI-SAFE UPS is no longer used.

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Summary: Average user rating of UPSMON_Service.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think UPSMON_Service.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 UPSMON_Service issues

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