Flopek

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Hello,
I just found a log file that freaks me out a bit. I thought it could be some kind of malware because of the name "Watcher". I would like to know if it is just a harmless file Windows created or is it something serious.
I hope I am posting in the right section as this is my first time using the forum.
Thank you in advance.
This is what is in the file:

INF:20200819:215942.772: Start Watcher
INF:20200819:215942.865: Socket::read instance_0 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215942.865: Socket::read instance_0 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:215942.865: Socket::read instance_0 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215942.865: Socket::read instance_0 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215942.915: Socket::read instance_0 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215942.915: Socket::read instance_0 GetOverlappedResult read 6, dwErr 0
INF:20200819:215942.915: register process
INF:20200819:215942.915: pid 4728
INF:20200819:215942.915: isCritical 0
INF:20200819:215942.916: Processes size: 1
INF:20200819:215942.916: Socket::read instance_0 pendingIO state 0
DBG:INF:20200819:215942.916: Socket::read instance_0 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215942.916: Start monitoring
20200819:215942.916: Socket::read instance_0 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215943.551: Socket::read instance_1 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215943.551: Socket::read instance_1 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:215943.551: Socket::read instance_1 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215943.551: Socket::read instance_1 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215943.602: Socket::read instance_1 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215943.602: Socket::read instance_1 GetOverlappedResult read 6, dwErr 0
INF:20200819:215943.602: register process
INF:20200819:215943.602: pid 9528
INF:20200819:215943.602: isCritical 0
INF:20200819:215943.602: Processes size: 2
INF:20200819:215943.602: Socket::read instance_1 pendingIO state 0
DBG:20200819:215943.602: Socket::read instance_1 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215943.602: Socket::read instance_1 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215943.652: Socket::read instance_2 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215943.652: Socket::read instance_2 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:215943.652: Socket::read instance_2 read size 6, fSuccess 1
INF:20200819:215943.652: register process
INF:20200819:215943.653: pid 13200
INF:20200819:215943.653: isCritical 0
INF:20200819:215943.653: Processes size: 3
INF:20200819:215943.653: Socket::read instance_2 pendingIO state 0
DBG:20200819:215943.653: Socket::read instance_2 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215943.653: Socket::read instance_2 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 read size 6, fSuccess 1
INF:20200819:215943.703: register process
INF:20200819:215943.703: pid 5848
INF:20200819:215943.703: isCritical 0
INF:20200819:215943.703: Processes size: 4
INF:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 pendingIO state 0
DBG:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215943.703: Socket::read instance_3 failed with error code 997
INF:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 read size 6, fSuccess 1
INF:20200819:215943.754: register process
INF:20200819:215943.754: pid 4552
INF:20200819:215943.754: isCritical 1
INF:20200819:215943.754: Processes size: 5
INF:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 pendingIO state 0
DBG:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 read size 0, fSuccess 0
ERR:20200819:215943.754: Socket::read instance_4 failed with error code 109
INF:20200819:215943.754: DisconnectAndReconnect start for 4
INF:20200819:220709.224: Socket::read instance_5 pendingIO state 1
DBG:20200819:220709.224: Socket::read instance_5 GetOverlappedResult read 0, dwErr 0
DBG:20200819:220709.224: Socket::read instance_5 read size 5, fSuccess 1
INF:20200819:220709.224: unregister process
INF:20200819:220709.224: pid 4552
INF:20200819:220709.224: isCritical 1
INF:20200819:220709.239: End monitoring
INF:20200819:220713.476: Start Watcher
INF:20200819:220714.301: End Watcher
INF:20200819:220714.318: Terminating application
 

hector444

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it happens to me in random occasions as well, but from what I understand, it happens when some application simply crash, because I get the log when for example a steam app called wallpaper engine crashes.
but recently got it while playing cod warzone which uses another platform, I was playing and out of nowhere my monitor, mouse, and keyboard disconnected but the computer was still on. And as soon as I restarted again I got the handler. this last reason is why I am also commenting here in case someone knows more about this.
 
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