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Old 05-23-2005, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you disable 'taskmon.exe' on Start-Up will this mean that it ceases to calculate the usage of programs and applications on your computer, so that when you defragment your harddrive there is nothing for it to refer to, ie it does not know what should best go at the tsart, middle and end.
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taskmon.exe is a trojan
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'taskmon.exe' is not a trojan, it is apart of the Windows Operating System. What makes you give out that advice which would lead me to delete it. I have 'Windows 98' and it may be rather useless but i've disabled it and will leave it on my system.

There may be a Trojan name similar to it or you are implying that even though it is a Windows file you class it as a Trojan.

Taskmon
The Windows Task Monitor. In theory the Task Monitor monitors your hard disks accesses. This information is then passed on to the Disk Defragmenter to supposedly enable it to defragment and rearrange the information on your hard disk in such a way that the programs and files you access the most, will load faster. First introduced in Windows 98.
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In rare cases Task Monitor has been shown to cause problems, so if you are troubleshooting a hard to find problem, disable it using Startup Manager ¬Ė not only is it not a necessary item, but we also feel that on modern PCs the supposed benefits are negligible, if not totally unnoticeable.
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http://startup.iamnotageek.com/srch-taskmon.exe.html
http://www.auditmypc.com/process/taskmon.asp
http://www.hardavenue.com/startup/taskmon.exe.php
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...DOOM.J&VSect=T
http://www.tasklist.org/task_taskmon_exe_3480.html
http://castlecops.com/startuplist-3795.html
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It is a windows task monitor but is also a very common trojan
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Point taken.

But what is the consensus, getting a straight answer around here is like getting high preformance out of a 'BBC' computer.

(1) Disable it and leave it on my system;

(2) Disable it and delete it;

(3) Enable it.

The question was after all does 'Defrag' use 'taskmon.exe' in an efficient way for it to be justified in 'start-up' and in my 'system.
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It most likely will not hurt to disable it. In my opinion.

If it does, just enable it. But it doubt itd hurt any.
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