Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: shellmon.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
shellmon.exe was most likely installed by you, however it is possible this may arrive as preinstalled software also. Always verify this is in the proper folder as shown below, as spyware and viruses may sometimes be similiar names located in other folders (they do this in an attempt to fool you). This shellmon.exe program is used with AOL, and AOL does come preinstalled. It is also part of the free aol client software in version 9.0 and later. Anyone who has America Online ISP client software running will see this in their task list. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spywrae related.
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What is the shellmon.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.1\shellmon.exe is the disk location for this file.