What does the pMonitor.exe file do?
The pMonitor.exe process is also known as Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor or, as the case may be, pMonitor and is a part of Advanced SystemCare (Version 4) or, as the case may be, prjPMonitor. This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com) or, as the case may be, InnoTachi Software. An obsolete or defective version of pMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Advanced SystemCare Performance 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)
- pMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pMonitor.exe Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor
pMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 803,728 bytes (50% of all these files), 763,224 bytes or, as the case may be, 801,680 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The pMonitor file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. PMonitor.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 3% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A pMonitor.exe file has a 32% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 20,480 bytes. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. PMonitor.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The pMonitor file is not part of the Windows operating system.
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 pMonitor.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 pMonitor?
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 Advanced SystemCare or prjPMonitor
To remove Advanced SystemCare Performance 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 Advanced SystemCare or prjPMonitor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pMonitor.exe (Advanced SystemCare Performance 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 Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Advanced SystemCare Performance 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 pMonitor.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.