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- System Process: Yes
- Background Process: Yes
- Application Process:Yes
- Common Path:
C: \ Program Files \ Trend Micro \ OfficeScan Client \ pccntmon.exe
- Uses Network:No
- Uses Internet:Yes
The process pccntmont.exe is under the software of the Trend Micro OfficeScan Client. Then pccntmon.exe file monitors installation of virus in an active computer. On the other hand, the pccntmon.exe file detects threats that are running in a computers system. The pccntmon.exe program is vital for a computers stability and security while the computer is running. Therefore, the process pccntmon.exe should not be removed. For that reason, the software for anti virus will not be that effective in preventing the contagion of viruses in an active computer.
The process pccntmon.exe runs in Server 2003 and in Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.
A computer user can locate the icon of the process pccntmon.exe beside the clock on the taskbar. The file pccntmon.exe has its own window that is visible. The process pccntmon.exe has the ability to document inputs. However, this file is considered as a non-core file of Windows.
The user should always check the pccntmon.exe process on his/her computer to verify if it is legitimate. Since, some malware disguises as a pccntmon.exe process most especially if the process pccntmon.exe is situated in c: \ windows or c: \ windows \ system32 folder. It is recommended to use Security Task Manager in verifying the security of an active computer.
The process pccntmon.exe is a Trojan downloaded or obtained from isolated sites of malware. Trojan is software that acts like a computer virus. Opposite of this belief, Trojan is not a computer virus because it doesnt disseminate by self-replication. Although the process pccntmon.exe relies on the misuse of the user.
The process pccntmon.exe retrieves default path of the Internet browser (Internet Explorer). In that case, the pccntmon.exe process makes a concealed application of the Internet browser. The pccntmn.exe process uses the concealed application to connect the Internet browser.
The file pccntmon.exe saves a duplicate of itself from the replacement of original files found in the system that is infected. This file attempts to restore unique copy of files that are valid to folders that are concealed. The folders used Backup or BAK names where you can find files that are original and legitimate.
Additional pccntmon.exe Info:
Part of: Trend Micro Internet Security, Author URL: http://www.trendmicro.com, File Created by: Trend Micro, Inc.
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