What is wcmmon.exe?

The genuine wcmmon.exe file is a software component of WebcamMax by eCode Sky Network Technology Co..
This is a webcam tool running in the background but it displays a popup windows when an application wants to use a webcam. The application does give a user the option to start the application or not. eCode Sky Network Technology was founded in 2005 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NQ Mobile, a leading global provider of mobile security services. NQ Mobile was the first Chinese mobile internet company to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

WCMMon stands for WebCamMax 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 wcmmon.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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Wcmmon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wcmmon
Wcmmon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WebcamMax belongs to software WebcamMax by eCode Sky Network Technology Co..

Description: Wcmmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wcmmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,038,848 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 456,024 bytes, 450,048 bytes or 449,024 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Wcmmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to turn to the software developer, Webcammax, for advice or completely remove WebcamMax (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify wcmmon.exe related errors

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

Part of the webcam max software alert system in the event ofa process that may use the logitech or any webcam software that in turn starts the webcam max intergration from say for instance you click turn on webcam button in yahoo or other chats it alerts max in the event you want too record or add other little apps too the window.
  Ralph E. Hughes   (further information)
it's a webcam max tool running in the background. it displays a popup whenever an application wants to use a webcam (asks if webcam max should be started or not). you can safely disable it if you want (but you have to start webcam max manually if you want to use your webcam)
wcmmon.exe (Web Cam Max Monitor) is releated to WebcamMax program, which is use to create multiple cool effects for live video cam chat
  Kashif   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of wcmmon.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think wcmmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving wcmmon issues

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