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What does the ButtonMonitor.exe file do?

The ButtonMonitor.exe process is also known as ButtonMonitor and is a part of Gateway Photo Frame or, as the case may be, Smart Copy. This software is produced by IOI (www.ioint.com). An obsolete or defective version of ButtonMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ButtonMonitor.exe ButtonMonitor

ButtonMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ButtonMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 124,416 bytes (67% of all these files), 53,248 bytes, 49,152 bytes, 123,904 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 bytes.
ButtonMonitor.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ButtonMonitor.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ButtonMonitor?

Used by MediaGear camera memory card reader adapters.
MarcoPolo
I have found out that it comes with an all in one printer to help recognize the buttons on the printersuch as the scan or copy buttons. I know mine is not working and my printer is acting up and not printing everything on the pages. I am going to try tuirning mine back on tonight and see if it fixes my printer.
Sonniesul
buttonmonitor.exe belongs to Media Card Reader Driver developed by IOI.
Mark

Summary: 3 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Gateway Photo Frame or Smart Copy

To remove ButtonMonitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Gateway Photo Frame or Smart Copy in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ButtonMonitor.exe (ButtonMonitor) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ButtonMonitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ButtonMonitor or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ButtonMonitor.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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