What is the safemon.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The safemon.dll process is also known as 360 Internet Security Internet Protection and is a part of 360 Internet Security. This software is produced by Qihu 360 Software Co. or, as the case may be, 360.cn (www.360.cn). An obsolete or defective version of safemon.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- safemon.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- safemon.dll 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)
- safemon.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module safemon.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about safemon.dll safemon.dll
safemon.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Safemon.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,451,944 bytes (28% of all these files), 1,442,928 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The safemon file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Safemon.dll is capable of record keystrokes, supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. 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 safemon.dll. 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 safemon?
|360safe's program |
|Its Chinese Security and file sharing software. |
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted safemon.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall 360 Internet Security
To remove safemon.dll 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 360 Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if safemon.dll (safemon.dll) 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 safemon.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for safemon.dll 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 safemon.dll 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.