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What is winmon.exe?

Winmon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if winmon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Winmon.exe file information

The process known as EXPLOEER belongs to software Multimedia AV Controller or EXPLOEER by unknown.

Description: Winmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. winmon.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 110,080 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winmon.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Winmon.exe is not a Windows core file. Winmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.
If you run into problems with winmon.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Multimedia AV Controller.

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If winmon.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 48,517 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. Winmon.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

If winmon.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 48,128 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Winmon.exe is able to hide itself.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Windows Monitor" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT.VB WORM!
  • "Windows Monitoring Service" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!

Important: Some malware disguises itself as winmon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winmon.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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