What does the GrooveMonitor.exe file do?
The GrooveMonitor.exe process is also known as GrooveMonitor Utility and is a part of Microsoft Office Access Setup or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Enterprise (Version 2007). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of GrooveMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GrooveMonitor Utility has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GrooveMonitor Utility 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)
- GrooveMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GrooveMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GrooveMonitor.exe GrooveMonitor Utility
GrooveMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. GrooveMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 31,072 bytes (32% of all these files), 33,648 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The GrooveMonitor file is not part of the Windows operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 45% 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 GrooveMonitor.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 GrooveMonitor?
|this is a microsoft office 2007 for small busnes communication and also used by i pod communications |
|Microsoft Groove is a multi user file resource sharer for developers and business workers |
|part of microsoft's office 2007 suite, is not necessary for most users, but is not malware |
|Comes with office 07 enterprise, seems pretty useless |
|Dell utility program, doing things as displaying brightness and volume meter on screen. |
Summary: 6 users judge GrooveMonitor.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted GrooveMonitor.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Enterprise
To remove GrooveMonitor Utility 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 Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Enterprise in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if GrooveMonitor.exe (GrooveMonitor Utility) 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 GrooveMonitor Utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GrooveMonitor Utility 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 GrooveMonitor.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.