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What is wpcmon.exe?

Part of ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® 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.
(wpcmon.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wpcmon.exe run?

Process - wpcmon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does wpcmon.exe start?

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 0.2% of all Boost users have the wpcmon.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of wpcmon.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wpcmon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU226.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.3 MB RAM94.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wpcmon.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows®
Description: การตรวจสอบของ Family Safety
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 2.29 MB
Original file name: WpcMon.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000764647%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000538036%
User CPU: 0.00002266110173%
Privileged CPU time: 40625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 162.74 MB
Peak committed memory: 182.12 MB
Paged memory: 20.3 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.68 MB
Paged system memory: 275.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.11 KB
Working set memory: 1.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 28.82 MB
Min working set memory: 904 KB
Private memory: 20.3 MB
Handle count average: 265
Thread count average: 16

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WpcMon.exe "372" "328" "480" "496"

Scheduled task details

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

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor

Image hashes

MD5: 02951b34dcbce42fe07a69faa8c0d77f
SHA-1: 16a036473f3af3c7366abbb2b4d658a567116b07
SHA-256: 5d64f39f6683e30ecbde3c31d51581428b4a8c6b566542f5b8ccad3665a79eb0

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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