What does the UninstallMonitor.exe file do?
The UninstallMonitor.exe process is also known as IObit Uninstaller (Version 5 UninstallMontior) and is a part of IObit Uninstaller or, as the case may be, UninstallMonitor. This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of UninstallMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IObit Uninstaller has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IObit Uninstaller 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)
- UninstallMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UninstallMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UninstallMonitor.exe IObit Uninstaller
UninstallMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file UninstallMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 187,168 bytes (22% of all these files), 1,088,800 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. UninstallMonitor.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. UninstallMonitor.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. There is no internal description of the file. UninstallMonitor.exe is capable of track other applications, interpret keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 27% 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 UninstallMonitor.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 UninstallMonitor?
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 IObit Uninstaller or UninstallMonitor
To remove IObit Uninstaller 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 IObit Uninstaller or UninstallMonitor in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if UninstallMonitor.exe (IObit Uninstaller) 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 IObit Uninstaller. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IObit Uninstaller 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 UninstallMonitor.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.