Should I block it?

60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

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%

PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
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
OleUninitialize, OleInitialize, CoTaskMemFree
SHGetPathFromIDListW, SHGetFolderLocation
PathIsDirectoryW, PathFileExistsW, PathCombineW
UnregisterClassA, RegisterWindowMessageW, CallWindowProcW, CreateWindowExW, GetWindowLongW, SetWindowLongW, DefWindowProcW, DestroyWindow, LoadCursorW, GetClassInfoExW, RegisterClassExW, MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, IsWindow, DispatchMessageW, PeekMessageW


GrooveMonitor Utility by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove GrooveMonitor.exe
Version:   12.0.6500.5000
MD5:   d8530ce67fa8056593d0c30406250750
SHA1:   eaf9713ed3d8d161dca9cfed6c599e8b929ce5e6

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


File name:GrooveMonitor.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:GrooveMonitor Utility
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\groovemonitor.exe
File version:12.0.6500.5000
Product version:
Size:105.34 KB (107,864 bytes)
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
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
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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"

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%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Compaq 2.47%
Sahara 1.85%
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