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What is FileMonitor64.dll?

FileMonitor64.dll is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\roaming\avanquest\powerdesk\' folder.

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None of the 42 anti-virus programs detected the FileMonitor64.dll file.

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FileMonitor64.dll may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\roaming\avanquest\powerdesk\. The most common variants are listed below:

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User vote results: There were 1 vote to remove and 7 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Randall Bean writes

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PowerDesk frequently hangs on my win7 work computer. I think I saw FileMonitor64.dll in the wait chain. I was going to try to remove it and see if PowerDesk runs at all or still hangs.

# 3 Aug 2015, 9:37

Stan Wilson writes

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FileMonitor64 is used in Avanquest PowerDesk 9.0 and earlier. I have been using this program as my file manager instead of Windows Explorer for a years without problems. It does sometimes lockup when synchronizing directories or searching for duplicate files, but I am talking 100's of gigabytes of files being compared and updated. One advantage it has over Explorer is that I can actually view the hidden directory that 'filemanager64.dll" is stored in. Powerdesk also has a viewer that allows me to view the hexadecimal code, which I don't understand, but some of the hex is converted to English on the side. I have also used Avanquests Fix-It Utilities to get rid of unwanted startup TSRs and clear registry entries that search for files that have been deleted. The last upgrade to that program would not install and left a non-working partial installation of the old version. I don't know if that has anything to do with the user complaints or not. At any rate my Norton Security program keeps telling me FM64 is a security risk "WS.reputation.1" and that it has removed it and my computer is secure. However, Powerdesk shows that is still there and will not allow me to delete or move it while Powerdesk is open, and I can't even see the hidden directory it is in to delete it with Explorer. I have told Norton Security to ignore it but the warning still pops up every 5 seconds. I am trying to contact Norton for help, but they are busy with the Windows 10 scam.

# 22 Aug 2015, 1:58

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