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 Monitor.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.
The process known as Registry Monitor or BACK Monitor Application or Performance Monitor or AutoDetector or Monitor Application or Advanced SystemCare (version 6 Monitor, 7 Monitor) or Texis Program or Chameleon Monitor or Integrated Camera Preview Manager
belongs to software Registry Monitor or Advanced SystemCare (version 9, 8, 6, 7, 10, 11) or Integrated Camera or Ulead AutoDetector or forteManager or LeapFrog Connect or eRecovery or BACK Monitor Application or Chameleon Monitor or ASUS GPU Tweak or Texis Database or Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (version 8, 9) or FJ Camera or Mouse Driver Application or Integrated Camera Preview Manager or Abaqus FLEXnet License Server or Performance Monitor or ArcSoft MediaConverter (version 3) or Acer Empowering Technology framework or Gaming mouse Driver or Gaming Keyboard Driver
by PixArt Imaging Incorporation (www.pixart.com.tw) or IObit (www.iobit.com) or SunplusIT or Sunplus Innovation Technology or Ulead Systems (www.ulead.com) or acer (www.acer.com) or Expansion Programs International or LeapFrog Enterprises or NeoSoft Tools or ASUS (www.asus.com) or ArcSoft (www.arcsoft.com).
Description: Monitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Monitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Integrated Camera\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,723,040 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 3,332,384 bytes and 115 more variants.
Monitor.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Runonce, Run, TaskScheduler). Monitor.exe is a Verisign signed file. Monitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Monitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware-WebProtect (detected by McAfee), and Application.Downloader.UD (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the Monitor.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Registry Monitor has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Monitor. 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 Monitor.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.