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Performance Monitor Command Line Shell

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perfmon.exe. What is it?

The perfmon.exe is a Performance Monitor Command Line Shell. Sometimes it’s called Reliability and Performance Monitor and Resource and Performance Monitor.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Perfmon.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Perfmon.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 15,872 bytes.

Important: malware can mask itself as perfmon.exe.


The perfmon.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly. Some other processes use the same file name.

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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: Performance Monitor Command Line ShellPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%
subfolder in %WINDOWS%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): systemFilesize(s): 15,872 bytes, 120,320 bytes, 157,184 bytes, 160,256 bytes

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