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Is WrtMon.exe safe?

WrtMon.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 WrtMon.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.

WrtMon.exe file information

The process known as NsWrtMon Microsoft Base Class Application belongs to software NsWrtMon Application by NewSoft Technology (www.newsoftinc.com) or Newsoft Technology Company (www.newsoftinc.com).

Description: WrtMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WrtMon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 20,480 bytes (97% of all occurrences), 26,448 bytes, 26,704 bytes, 40,960 bytes or 24,576 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/wrtmon.exe.html 
The WrtMon.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The WrtMon.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify WrtMon.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WrtMon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WrtMon.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

In same folder as WrtProc.exe NsWrtMon Application
This program is part of Presto PageManager that is bundled with Canon Scanners.
  Till Wollheim   (further information)
Part of PageMaker software that is bundled with scanners
  Steven Harvey  
Bundled OCR scanner application came with Lexmark all-in-one
  Jon Huntley  
Presto PageManager / Canon Bundle
impossible to delete
Saw it in Startup when I ran msconfig.exe. Googled it and found nothing that warrants fear of it being a malicious app. I just installed the software for a new Epson all-in-one, too, so the comments about it being related to printer software seem valid.
Probable that came in Lexmark/Presto bundle of scanner/printer networking
  john watt  
Epson Drucker Software
Identify and removed by AVG as privacy threat

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WrtMon.exe: based on 18 votes with 10 user comments.
10 users think WrtMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think WrtMon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade WrtMon.exe ("not sure about it").

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