What is x3watch.exe?

The genuine x3watch.exe file is a software component of X3Watch by Tiger Green Productions.
X3watch.exe is an executable file that runs X3Watch, a web-surfing monitoring tool used to track user accesses to pornographic websites. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. X3watch is a type of accountability software which monitors user visits to questionable websites. The program records a log of user activity and sends the data to a "supervisor" specified by the user. The program is used as an assistive tool for members of, a website dedicated to helping individuals fight pornography addiction and dissuading the public from viewing pornography in general. is a non-profit American Christian organization that helps individuals overcome pornography addiction. The website was launched in 2002 by Mike Foster and Craig Gross. The duo support the website as well as their mission through regular podcasts, debates and attendances at porn conventions. is based in Pasadena, California, USA.

X3Watch stands for X3Watch launcher

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 x3watch.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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X3watch.exe file information

The process known as X3Watch runs on your computer and monitors all internet sites you visit. Sites deemed as morally q belongs to software X3Watch or X3watch by Tiger Green Productions (

Description: X3watch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. X3watch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 376,832 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 294,912 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. X3watch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with x3watch.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of X3watch (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as x3watch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the x3watch.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

Logs sites to porn sites and sends data to somebody you choose to be your anit-porn support buddy.
Not porn, actually it's the opposite. It's an accountability program that monitors what sites you've been to so if you are looking at stuff you shouldn't be, your friends can keep you responsible. Doesn't take much of anything to run.
volunteer spyware for the weak, just because you gave it permission to install doesn't change it's nature. spyware is spyware.
It is an accountability software that runs in the background and monitors if you visit any dodgy sites, then emails your accountability partner the next week.
  Daniel   (further information)
X3 Watch ist ein Pogramm damit man sich man von Leuten kontrolliesn lassen kann. Es verschickt eine Email an eine bestimmte Person. Mehr Siehe
  N   (further information)
i'm using it too...never caused any problems, simple tu use.
You (or a parent) chooses to install it. Reports if you visit NSFW sites.

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Summary: Average user rating of x3watch.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think x3watch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks x3watch.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving x3watch issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with x3watch. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 x3watch.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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