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What does the UMonit.exe file do?

The UMonit.exe process is also known as ChangeIcon MFC Application or, as the case may be, UMonit MFC Application and is a part of ChangeIcon Application or, as the case may be, UMonit Application. This software is produced by General or, as the case may be, Genesys Logic (www.genesyslogic.com). An obsolete or defective version of UMonit.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 UMonit.exe ChangeIcon MFC Application

UMonit.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. UMonit.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,672 bytes (35% of all these files), 49,152 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 55% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A UMonit.exe file has a 61% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 200,704 bytes (39% of all these files), 49,152 bytes as well as 5 other variants. The UMonit file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). UMonit.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.

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 UMonit.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 UMonit?

Installed by Sandisk USB card reader
jim seattle
It causes a faint but constant beeping (every second or so) in headphones/speakers. (It is inaudible in speakers unless the volume is very high.) The beeping stops when I stop umonit.exe in the task manager, but it isn't listed on the startup menu. It came on a driver CD for a Genesys Logic universal card reader, & I had to uninstall the drivers to get rid of umonit.exe. The user guide that came w/ the reader says that the installation of the driver CD's contents is not necessary for Win XP/Me/2000. I don't know about Mac.
Not sure what it does, but it was installed with some utility I pulled off of IOGEAR.COM for my GUH284R to give me the Icons for the card reader. It errors out often and I just opt not to let it run. I have not uninstalled it. YET. (further information...)
R. Jones
Mine came with an Akasa combo card reader and USB hub. (further information...)
JG Weston
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Summary: 4 users judge UMonit.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 6 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted UMonit.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall ChangeIcon Application or UMonit Application

To remove ChangeIcon MFC Application 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 ChangeIcon Application or UMonit Application in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if UMonit.exe (ChangeIcon MFC Application) 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 ChangeIcon MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ChangeIcon MFC Application 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 UMonit.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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