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60%
60% of PCs block this file from running.
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12.0.6500.5000 54.09%
12.0.6500.5000 0.45%
12.0.6500.5000 0.45%
12.0.6413.1000 0.91%
12.0.6211.1000 0.45%
12.0.4518.1014 43.18%
12.0.4518.1014 0.45%

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kernel32.dll
UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetStartupInfoA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, IsDebuggerPresent, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, LoadLibraryA, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, VirtualFree, VirtualAlloc, InitializeCriticalSection, GetVersionExA, GetModuleHandleW, GetProcAddress, GetProcessHeap, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, VirtualProtect, CloseHandle, GetLastError, ReadDirectoryChangesW, CreateFileW, SleepEx, CancelIo, DeleteCriticalSection, InterlockedIncrement, SetLastError, FlushInstructionCache, GetCurrentProcess, InterlockedDecrement, RaiseException, LeaveCriticalSection, AddAtomW, EnterCriticalSection, SetProcessShutdownParameters, InterlockedCompareExchange
msvcr80.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
OleUninitialize, OleInitialize, CoTaskMemFree
shell32.dll
SHGetPathFromIDListW, SHGetFolderLocation
shlwapi.dll
PathIsDirectoryW, PathFileExistsW, PathCombineW
user32.dll
UnregisterClassA, RegisterWindowMessageW, CallWindowProcW, CreateWindowExW, GetWindowLongW, SetWindowLongW, DefWindowProcW, DestroyWindow, LoadCursorW, GetClassInfoExW, RegisterClassExW, MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, IsWindow, DispatchMessageW, PeekMessageW

GrooveMonitor.exe

GrooveMonitor Utility by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove GrooveMonitor.exe
Version:   12.0.4518.1014
MD5:   38d198a2dd54a67120040566a38103ba
SHA1:   8741f10d2b9feb500e744ce66d9277cfed209fe5
SHA256:   01604bd91a5b2c0ddc7b52036511f8219952626716e75979d8464f2c56ba0114

What is GrooveMonitor.exe?

Microsoft Office Groove, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.

About GrooveMonitor.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

Spend less time coordinating with each other and more time working on the project at hand. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same phys

DetailsDetails

File name:GrooveMonitor.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:GrooveMonitor Utility
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\groovemonitor.exe
File version:12.0.4518.1014
Product version:4.2.0.2623
Size:30.29 KB (31,016 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Expiration date:Thursday, October 4, 2007
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.245421
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
4% remove
Office Enterprise 2007 is a version of Microsoft Office, a family of office suites and productivity software for Windows also named Office 12. It introduced a new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface which uses ribbons and an office start menu instead of menu bars and toolbars. The enterprise version includes the following addition componets such as Communicator, Groove (Groove Server 2007 is for centrally managing ...
Microsoft Corporation
12% remove
Microsoft Office Groove is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It is also used as a staging system for documents in development, where content can be developed then transferred to a portal when complete. Groove's core concept is the shared workspace, which consists of a set of files to be shared, plus some aids...
Microsoft Corporation
3% remove
Microsoft Office Groove is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It is also used as a staging system for documents in development, where content can be developed then transferred to a portal when complete. Groove's core concept is the shared workspace, which consists of a set of files to be shared, plus some aids...
Microsoft Corporation
11% remove
Microsoft Office Groove is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It is also used as a staging system for documents in development, where content can be developed then transferred to a portal when complete. Groove's core concept is the shared workspace, which consists of a set of files to be shared, plus some aids...
Microsoft Corporation
6% remove
Microsoft Office Groove is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It is also used as a staging system for documents in development, where content can be developed then transferred to a portal when complete. Groove's core concept is the shared workspace, which consists of a set of files to be shared, plus some aids...
Microsoft Corporation
4% remove
Office Groove 2007 is collaboration software that helps teams work together dynamically and effectively, even if team members work for different organizations, work remotely, or work offline. Working in Groove workspaces saves time, increases productivity, and strengthens the quality of team deliverables. Work together dynamically. Keep your team, tools, files, and information in one place. Create a Groove workspace right on your comput...
Microsoft Corporation
2% remove
Office 2007 contains a number of new features, the most notable of which is the entirely new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface (initially referred to as the Ribbon User Interface), replacing the menus and toolbars – which have been the cornerstone of Office since its inception – with a tabbed toolbar, known as the Ribbon. Office 2007 also includes new applications and server-side tools. Chief among these is Groov...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'GrooveMonitor' → "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00260437%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00181063%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00079374%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:61,637 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:33,457/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:2/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.97 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):5.97 MB
Private (minimum):3.88 MB
Non-paged memory:1.97 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:58.52 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):59.49 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.27 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.02 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,807/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:204 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:93 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:6/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:1
12
Handles:111
600
GUI GDI count:10
103
GUI GDI peak:11
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\groovemonitor.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 8 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
Windows 8.1 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows XP Professional 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 15.08% of GrooveMonitor Utility.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 12.35%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 8.64%
Sony 6.17%
Intel 6.17%
Lenovo 4.94%
GIGABYTE 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Compaq 2.47%
Sahara 1.85%
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