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What is wpcmon.exe?

Part of Family Safety Monitor by Microsoft

What is it?

The Family Safety Monitor process (wpcmon.exe) is the service for MS Family Safety program. Family Safety Monitor is a parental monitoring and content-control software. Family Safety has a Windows Filtering Platform driver to filter web browsing. Allows all websites but warns when the site contains suspected adult material. This setting was designed for older children who you trust to make good decisions when the web filter incorrectly categorizes a site.
Description of wpcmon.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft announced that Windows Live Family Safety will be renamed to Microsoft Family Safety and will be built-in as part of its Windows 8 operating system. With Windows 8, you can monitor what your kids are doing, no matter where they use their PC. All you have to do is create a Windows user account for each child, check the box to turn on Family Safety, and then review weekly reports that describe your children’s PC use. No additional downloads, installation wizards, or configuration steps are required.
(wpcmon.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wpcmon.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - wpcmon.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - wpcmon.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the wpcmon.exe file.Of the 0.0% of wpcmon.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Family Safety Monitor?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wpcmon.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Family Safety Monitor
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.17031 (winblue_gdr.140221-1952)
Product version: 6.3.9600.17031
Size: 2.91 MB
Original file name: WpcMon.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 7/9/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: FamilySafetyMonitor
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor

Image hashes

MD5: 60a4eaaa2964a3ecfd91a6ec9f8b72c0
SHA-1: 74dfb20ad8c9e9d58297fde69a4e6cc03a53dbe3

PE image details

File packed: No
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