Still lot of people use browsers built-in downloader to download files from internet, on the other hand Free Download Manager and Internet Download Manager (IDM),Paid app are also used by users to for faster downloads. If you use IDM, you may observe IEMonitor.exe process running in the task manager on the startup, let us take a look what is this process,its use and how to disable it from running (optional from user’s perspective).
What is IEMonitor.exe?
Yep, its related to IDM. It’s not a virus. IDM uses click monitoring for browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and others browsers to take over and accelerate files chosen for download.
IDM uses special module called IEMonitor.exe for Internet Explorer and for other IE-based browsers such as Avant and others for click monitoring. This module runs separate from main IDM process, IDMan.exe in the task manager.
The main use of this module is — whenever you click on download link in any page in IE, IDM will take over and picks up the file for download quickly.
You can disable IEMonitor.exe process by
- Open IDM user interface
- Select Downloads>Options>Select General tab and uncheck “Run module for click monitoring in IE-based browsers (MSN, Avant, etc.) “.
- Click “Ok” to save changes and IEMonitor.exe process stops running and disappears in the Task Manager.
By disabling this module, IDM still picks up downloads from IE browser but may not as quick with the module turned on. It is completely optional, leaving this process running will make your Computer no harm.