How to remove the wdmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify wdmon.exe as malware—such as F-Secure identifies it as Suspicious:W32/Riskware!Online, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Delf.ath or Backdoor.Win32.UltimateDefender.gen.

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Wdmon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wdmon
Wdmon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The wdmon.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: Wdmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wdmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 233,984 bytes, 253,440 bytes, 292,864 bytes or 231,424 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Wdmon.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Wdmon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the wdmon.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.


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Best practices for resolving wdmon issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active wdmon process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the wdmon.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

wdmon.exe [all]