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 PsMon.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.
Description: PsMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PsMon.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 125,440 bytes.
The program has no file description. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. PsMon.exe is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PsMon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.
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If PsMon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 178,688 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 191,488 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The PsMon.exe file is not a Windows core file. PsMon.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PsMon.exe. Therefore, you should check the PsMon.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PsMon. 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 PsMon.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.