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What does the hackmon.exe file do?

The hackmon.exe process is also known as Detects Rootkits in background and is a part of UnHackMe (Version 5.99 release, 7.00 release, 7.11 release). This software is produced by Greatis Software (www.greatis.com). An obsolete or defective version of hackmon.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 hackmon.exe Detects Rootkits in background

hackmon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hackmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 595,216 bytes (50% of all these files), 594,200 bytes or, as the case may be, 594,704 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Hackmon.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 29% 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 hackmon.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 hackmon?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall UnHackMe

To remove Detects Rootkits in background 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 UnHackMe in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if hackmon.exe (Detects Rootkits in background) 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 Detects Rootkits in background. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Detects Rootkits in background 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 hackmon.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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