What does the CorelIOMonitor.exe file do?
The CorelIOMonitor.exe process is also known as Corel File Shell Monitor and is a part of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo (Version X2) or, as the case may be, IPM_PSP_COM. This software is produced by Corel (www.corel.com). An obsolete or defective version of CorelIOMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Corel File Shell Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Corel File Shell Monitor has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CorelIOMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CorelIOMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CorelIOMonitor.exe Corel File Shell Monitor
CorelIOMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file CorelIOMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 15,544 bytes (66% of all these files), 16,712 bytes or, as the case may be, 38,400 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 40% 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 CorelIOMonitor.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 CorelIOMonitor?
|I hate it because it is annoying and want to remove it. |
|part of Corel Paint Shop Pro (further information...) |
|It is part of Corel Paint Shop Pro, but that doesn't mean it's not a waste of my computers' resources. |
|The CorelIOMonitor is used to assist with the organizer in Paint Shop Pro (further information...) |
|Corelīs removable media monitor (further information...) |
Summary: 3 users judge CorelIOMonitor.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo or IPM_PSP_COM
To remove Corel File Shell Monitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo or IPM_PSP_COM in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CorelIOMonitor.exe (Corel File Shell Monitor) 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 Corel File Shell Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Corel File Shell Monitor 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 CorelIOMonitor.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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