What does the tbmon.exe file do?
The tbmon.exe process is also known as TalkBack Monitor and is a part of TalkBack Monitor. This software is produced by Network Associates (nai.com). An obsolete or defective version of tbmon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TalkBack Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TalkBack 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)
- tbmon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module tbmon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about tbmon.exe TalkBack Monitor
tbmon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file tbmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
The file size is 147,514 bytes.
This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). The tbmon file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 44% 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 tbmon.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 tbmon?
|McAfee Talk Back Monitor (further information...) |
|Network Associates Talkback Monitor |
|This file is usually running when having 100% cpu problems ....go figure....delete it. |
|McAfee security |
|TBMon.exe is used to report back to McAfee and poss the EPO Server. I am sure that it is great, however it is using 99% - 100% of the CPU Thus giving the system idle process 0% - Not good! You could remove it from the startup if on windows XP by ***MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR REG FIRST*** clicking Start - Run - MSCONFIG - Startup. Group Policys permitting ;-) |
Summary: 7 users judge tbmon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall TalkBack Monitor
To remove TalkBack 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 TalkBack Monitor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if tbmon.exe (TalkBack 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 TalkBack Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TalkBack 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 tbmon.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.