• Undesirable program

    HPMON.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    VMware hptray
  • Filename
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\WebMediaViewer\hpmon.exe
  • Description
    Trojan that is typically bundled with rogue anti-spyware programs and fake codecs. Once installed, this infection will advertise other rogue anti-spyware programs on your computer through the use of fake or misleading security alerts.
  • File Location
    C:\Program Files\WebMediaViewer\hpmon.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically via one of the following two Windows Registry keys:



  • Removal Instructions
  • This entry has been requested 7,031 times.


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