Windows 10: Removing monitor.exe Solved

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       03 Jan 2016 #1

    Removing monitor.exe


    I have tried to remove monitor.exe with the command prompt to no avail. I've tried with the task manager and, I couldn't even find it there. This file or whatever it is won't allow me to install Autodesk 3ds.Max 2014 student version. The message I get says monitor.exe is running and to click OK to start the program installation. Clicking OK does nothing. What can I do to get rid of this annoyance? Any discussion or suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  2.    03 Jan 2016 #2

    Have you tried to run the install in compatibility mode? Right click on the programs .exe and select Troubleshoot Compatibility.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #3

    Yes! I've tried every way to download and install. I've used different browsers even. I just want to remove monitor.exe so I won't be bothered with this installation problem again. As far as I know it is safe to remove monitor.exe.
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  4.    04 Jan 2016 #4

    "monitor.exe" doesn't seem to be part of system but probably from another program. Search for it as a file and see which program/s it may belong to.
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  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #5

    I've searched the task manager, couldn't find monitor.exe under any process. I tried using command prompt to get rid of it but, the command I was told to use comes up invalid. After doing a web search about this problem with monitor.exe. I found that many others have this same issue. There are many comments about monitor.exe. Some say it is a Microsoft process, others say it is an individual program process. I searched in every nook and cranny of my computer to find and destroy monitor.exe but, it must be well hidden by a devious jerk to piss people off. I don't want to completely restore my computer's O/S but, that may end up being the only alternative.
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  6.    04 Jan 2016 #6

    Here, grab this: Download Everything Search Engine - MajorGeeks it can find any file on disk/s with same name.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #7

    I can't believe this. I found monitor.exe using the search engine you suggested. I deleted monitor.exe and, then tried to install 3ds. Max 2014. The same damn message came up that monitor.exe is running. Is there something else I should have done when I found monitor.exe to get rid of this annoyance?
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  8.    04 Jan 2016 #8

    sheriff12 said: View Post
    I can't believe this. I found monitor.exe using the search engine you suggested. I deleted monitor.exe and, then tried to install 3ds. Max 2014. The same damn message came up that monitor.exe is running. Is there something else I should have done when I found monitor.exe to get rid of this annoyance?
    You rebooted after removing it, did you ? Did you find which program the belong to ?
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  9. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #9

    Yes! I rebooted. When I tried to install the program, that damn message appeared, monitor.exe is running.
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  10.    04 Jan 2016 #10

    sheriff12 said: View Post
    Yes! I rebooted. When I tried to install the program, that damn message appeared, monitor.exe is running.
    Which program was it associated to ? Just because it's .exe it doesn't mean it's self contained program but could be called from another application.
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