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What is WrtMon.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 WrtMon.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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WrtMon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WrtMon
WrtMon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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: MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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.

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User Comments

In same folder as WrtProc.exe NsWrtMon Application
  Ginette  
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
  Joel  
impossible to delete
  joyfull  
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.
  Mark  
Probable that came in Lexmark/Presto bundle of scanner/printer networking
  john watt  
Epson Drucker Software
  Admin  
Identify and removed by AVG as privacy threat
  Nick  

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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Best practices for resolving WrtMon issues

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