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Process Monitor


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/9/2019.

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.

To install Process Monitor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install procmon

To upgrade Process Monitor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade procmon


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = 'procmon'
        url            = ''
        unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
        checksum       = '3a0ce29f1654468a470d8b4e0f5f163a428ddab7bf0ea37b0cef504362cb94dd'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        validExitCodes = @(0)
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    @('procmon') | % {
        New-Item "$toolsDir\$_.exe.gui" -Type File -Force | Out-Null
    New-Item 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Sysinternals\Process Monitor' -Force | New-ItemProperty -Name 'EulaAccepted' -Value 1 -Force | Out-Null
    $shortcutPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms)) 'Process Monitor.lnk'
    if (-not (Test-Path $shortcutPath)) {
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutPath -TargetPath "$toolsDir\procmon.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $sysinternalsPath = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Sysinternals'
    $applicationName = 'Process Monitor'
    if (Test-Path $sysinternalsPath) {
        if (@(Get-ItemProperty $sysinternalsPath).Count -eq 0 -and @(Get-ChildItem $sysinternalsPath -Exclude $applicationName).Count -eq 0) {
            Remove-Item $sysinternalsPath -Recurse -Force
        } elseif (Test-Path "$sysinternalsPath\$applicationName") {
            Remove-Item "$sysinternalsPath\$applicationName" -Recurse -Force
    $shortcutPath = Join-Path $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms)) 'Process Monitor.lnk'
    if (Test-Path $shortcutPath) {
        Remove-Item $shortcutPath

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mark Russinovich


Copyright © Mark Russinovich


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Process Monitor 3.50 18287 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 approved
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