Is umonit.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of umonit.exe:









File purpose and description:

UMONIT.EXE is a program that may have been installed by your or may have been preinstalled on your computer when you purchased it. This program is called USB monitor. The purpose is to monitor your usb ports and let you know when usb is or isn't available. Please view actual file location shown below to verify your file is located in the proper disk location. This is not considered adware or spyware, and is considered a safe file. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
umonit.exe

File type:
This is an exe file.

File or folder location:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\umonit.exe is the disk location where this is found.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, umonit.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of umonit.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!