Download and Fix perfmon.exe

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing perfmon.exe files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent perfmon.exe file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

perfmon.exe file Resource and Performance Monitor. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of perfmon.exe related errors on your device. You can also download perfmon.exe file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename perfmon.exe
File extension EXE
Description Resource and Performance Monitor
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to perfmon.exe file. perfmon.exe file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to perfmon.exe file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • perfmon.exe is corrupted
  • perfmon.exe cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - perfmon.exe
  • perfmon.exe file error
  • perfmon.exe file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register perfmon.exe file:
  • perfmon.exe file could not be loaded
  • perfmon.exe file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because perfmon.exe file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to perfmon.exe can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing perfmon.exe file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

perfmon.exe file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with perfmon.exe file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to perfmon.exe file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of perfmon.exe or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to perfmon.exe file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the perfmon.exe file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the perfmon.exe file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the perfmon.exe file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace perfmon.exe file

The last solution is to manually download and replace perfmon.exe file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded perfmon.exe file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of perfmon.exe file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your perfmon.exe file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows 10
File size 163328 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a59f803c7e60b1b2a245bf95cb8d6d4a
SHA1 1937aa5329c6f4def1f977b8fa3d07ad2b0dd80e
SHA256 83be7f1cdbea0847dcb5eb481e8e14e9017ad1e8d23bc94c5cdcc59435bedd96
CRC32 29d18fcd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows 8.1
File size 162304 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 660927a8213f3a9ab378bdfb195e7277
SHA1 834be26a51d0871195c3838c8fd3067a7b237b99
SHA256 7b2cf6e56fe262686ce9afdabb260854ee92b257ad95d577e9ada6a4eccfb9f1
CRC32 ed943544
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows 8
File size 160256 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2bdf31bdae273f47327d22ea0892d000
SHA1 02aeef7cdb5c66d84608affb1bee7398e99f38dd
SHA256 0959b0aef5aa923cff42fbcff6dfd5b22aa194f05abcf26b0af591f7bcdab2a8
CRC32 c255788d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows 7
File size 172544 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 3eb98cff1c242167df5fdbc6441ce3c5
SHA1 730b27a1c92e8df1e60db5a6fc69ea1b24f68a69
SHA256 6d8d5a244bb5a23c95653853fec3d04d2bdd2df5cff8cffb9848bddeb6adb081
CRC32 6215f195
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows 7
File size 157184 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dc661cf87f2501a8b8d9628c006aa3bd
SHA1 6783a60739239b852fb2ab31cf9fe820f0449187
SHA256 f02fb6d3cb2abed95c90f2a93920de3182a444f8e19f3b0e7ce8d62e84fb9266
CRC32 71447d66
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 120320 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ea8b5e45568633ec1799a78cd8515468
SHA1 2e4aabbe42308a864c38681d493163d15ba85abc
SHA256 9fb65bc2c69fd88b5b65121fc998d91194de7dfab3fadc29195d78120dfbfa22
CRC32 6ae0fccd
Example file location ---
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 124928 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 f052a1757bc62248d0f82394b94ae307
SHA1 f6c5272f1afc8f6a5d841e1353ee1abc3ee634e5
SHA256 cd09a859d07c32be84dbf46fd3cf091fdb47542066bad6b0c014fff83fcef88a
CRC32 2d1599ee
Example file location ---
Filename perfmon.exe
System Windows XP
File size 15872 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 ebbce3d0d19127579c9abbdfe7874a36
SHA1 e71a342776d02580fe101ecd87a4937b630ebc82
SHA256 c1cefbbe5aa42523ebfd577e6daaffc99c5f3dd36d5ec8c381a63d6564a864e5
CRC32 b1a54641
Example file location ---