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What is winmon.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 winmon.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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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 C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 110,080 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winmon.exe.html 
It is a file with no information about its developer. 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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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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Best practices for resolving winmon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winmon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the winmon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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