What is SMmonitor.exe?

The genuine SMmonitor.exe file is a software component of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager by IBM.
SMmonitor.exe is an executable file that belongs to the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, a program that provides data protection, backup and recovery. This is not an essential Windows file and can be removed if known to cause problems. IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American technology and consulting company based in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM develops computer hardware and software, and provides services in infrastructure, hosting and consulting in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

SMMonitor stands for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Monitor

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 SMmonitor.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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SMmonitor.exe file information

The process known as SMmonitor.exe belongs to software IBM DS Storage Manager Host Software version or PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager or PowerVault Modular Disk by unknown.

Description: SMmonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SMmonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with SMmonitor.exe, you can do the following:
  • turn to the software developer, IBM, for advice
  • search for an update on the vendor’s website
  • uninstall IBM DS Storage Manager Host Software version or PowerVault Modular Disk from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program

Recommended: Identify SMmonitor.exe related errors

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

Used control monitor functions for IBM Storage Manager Product.

Summary: Average user rating of SMmonitor.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks SMmonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SMmonitor issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SMmonitor. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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