What does the WrtMon.exe file do?
The WrtMon.exe process is also known as NsWrtMon Microsoft Base Class Application and is a part of NsWrtMon Application. This software is produced by NewSoft Technology (www.newsoftinc.com). An obsolete or defective version of WrtMon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WrtMon.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WrtMon.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)
- WrtMon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WrtMon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WrtMon.exe WrtMon.exe
WrtMon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WrtMon.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 20,480 bytes (97% of all these files), 26,448 bytes or, as the case may be, 26,704 bytes.
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This WrtMon program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The WrtMon file does not supply any version information or other description. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). For this reason, 61% 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 WrtMon.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 WrtMon?
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Summary: 7 users judge WrtMon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted WrtMon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall NsWrtMon Application
To remove WrtMon.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 NsWrtMon Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WrtMon.exe (WrtMon.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 WrtMon.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WrtMon.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 WrtMon.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.