"FamilySafetyMonitor" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: FamilySafetyMonitor
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Shell
Description: Initializes Family Safety monitoring and enforcement.
Actions: %windir%\System32\wpcmon.exe 
Triggers: 
History: 

Programe file information about "wpcmon.exe":

File name: wpcmon.exe
File path: C:\Windows\System32\wpcmon.exe
File size: 2397184 bytes
Last modified time: 9/20/2012 2:33:57 AM
File description: Family Safety Monitor
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"wpcmon.exe" is scheduled to run with no triggers.

It is recommented to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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