What is ProMon.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 ProMon.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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ProMon.exe file information

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

The process known as iSafeguard Monitor Module belongs to software iSafeguard Security Suite by MXC Software.

Description: ProMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ProMon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\MXC Software\iSafeguard Freeware\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 147,456 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ProMon.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program iSafeguard Freeware using Windows Control Panel
  2) visit the website.

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

Intel NIC software
Intel PRO Monitor program which sits in the System Tray. This icon gets installed by the drivers for the Intel Pro network cards. By default it simply sits in the tray and displays LEDs which give you information on the network traffic going through your Intel Pro network card. You can also double-click on it to access diagnostic features, configuration data, and setup screens.
  Jane   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ProMon.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ProMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ProMon issues

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