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What is tbmon.exe?

Tbmon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if tbmon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Tbmon.exe file information

The process known as TalkBack Monitor belongs to software McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or TalkBack Monitor or AuthorWare (version 7, 0105) or Employer eServices or Yazzle by OIN or rgc:audio Triangle II or Windows Media Encoder (version 9 Series) or Verity LiquidOffice Process by Network Associates (nai.com).

Description: Tbmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file tbmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 147,514 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 69,632 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/tbmon.exe.html 
Tbmon.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The program has no visible window. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with tbmon.exe, you may want to remove the entire program McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or HijackThis using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify tbmon.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Network Associates Error Reporting Service" can run at start up. Network Associates Error Reporting Tool - tool traps errors and requests submission to NAI for the purpose of betatesting new software

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tbmon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the tbmon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

McAfee Talk Back Monitor
  A+ Certified   (further information)
Network Associates Talkback Monitor
This file is usually running when having 100% cpu problems ....go figure....delete it.
McAfee security
TBMon.exe is used to report back to McAfee and poss the EPO Server. I am sure that it is great, however it is using 99% - 100% of the CPU Thus giving the system idle process 0% - Not good! You could remove it from the startup if on windows XP by ***MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR REG FIRST*** clicking Start - Run - MSCONFIG - Startup. Group Policys permitting ;-)
  Chris Angell  
is part of the Mcafee viruscan application
Harmless McAfee file. Listen to "A+ Certified";

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Summary: Average user rating of tbmon.exe: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments.
7 users think tbmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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