What does the tmon.exe file do?
The tmon.exe process is also known as tmon.exe and is a part of Ocucom PreCast. This software is produced by Ocucom (www.ocucom.com). An obsolete or defective version of tmon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- tmon.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- tmon.exe 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)
- tmon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module tmon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about tmon.exe tmon.exe
tmon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Tmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,811,120 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,807,288 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,807,024 bytes.
The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Tmon.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The tmon file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Tmon.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 47% 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 tmon.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 tmon?
|Possible spyware or shady software. Apparently an online survey executable. Link to it's source is 404'd. (Found info on Windows support forum) (further information...) |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Ocucom PreCast
To remove tmon.exe 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 Ocucom PreCast in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if tmon.exe (tmon.exe) 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 tmon.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for tmon.exe 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 tmon.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.