This article will take an in-depth look on GrooveMonitor.exe â€“ what the process is, is it spyware, how to get rid of it, among other things. Read on to know more about GrooveMonitor.exe and if it really is essential or not.
What is GrooveMonitor.exe?
GrooveMonitor.exe is a utility process that is installed as a part of Microsoft Office 2007 (probably the enterprise edition).
The GrooveMonitor.exe process service starts up as a part of Windows. GrooveMonitor.exe file can be found under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
What does GrooveMonitor.exe really do?
Groove Monitor is a tool that can be used to work collaboratively with your colleagues. Documents that come under the Groove Service get synced with other versions in your colleagues’ workspaces. You can read more about MS Office 2007 Groove Collaboration Service here.
Is GrooveMonitor.exe Spyware?
No, it is not spyware. Some spywares pose themselves as GrooveMonitor.exe and install themselves into C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folders. Click here to run a free Registry scan to check for problems and fix them.
Is it really needed to keep MS Office Running?
No, it isn’t necessary. MS Office can run perfectly without Groove Monitor. You need it only if you need syncing and file sharing capabilities.
How to get rid of GrooveMonitor.exe?
If you want to remove or block GrooveMonitor.exe, you have to do the following:
- Go to Start > Run or hit Win+R keys together
- Type msconfig. Hit Enter.
- Go to the â€˜Startup’ tab.
- Uncheck GrooveMonitor
- Done! You’ve successfully removed GrooveMonitor.exe from Windows startup