What does the Disk_Monitor.exe file do?
The Disk_Monitor.exe process is also known as Disk Monitor and is a part of Generic USB Card Reader Driver or, as the case may be, IC Card Reader Driver. This software is produced by Neodio. An obsolete or defective version of Disk_Monitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Disk Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Disk 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)
- Disk_Monitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Disk_Monitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Disk_Monitor.exe Disk Monitor
Disk_Monitor.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Disk_Monitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 465,920 bytes (40% of all these files), 438,784 bytes, 466,944 bytes or, as the case may be, 439,808 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. Disk_Monitor.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. Disk_Monitor.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 36% 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 Disk_Monitor.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 Disk_Monitor?
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Summary: One user judges Disk_Monitor.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Generic USB Card Reader Driver or IC Card Reader Driver
To remove Disk Monitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Generic USB Card Reader Driver or IC Card Reader Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Disk_Monitor.exe (Disk 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 Disk Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Disk 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 Disk_Monitor.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.