What does the ACMON.exe file do?
The ACMON.exe process is also known as ACMON and is a part of ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement or, as the case may be, ATK ACMON. This software is produced by ASUS (www.asus.com) or, as the case may be, ATK (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of ACMON.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ACMON has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ACMON has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ACMON.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ACMON.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ACMON.exe ACMON
ACMON.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ACMON.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 684,544 bytes (32% of all these files), 55,296 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
ACMON.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. For this reason, 26% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ACMON.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ACMON?
|The process ACMON belongs to the software ASUS Splendid Video by ATK. (further information...) |
|ACMON.exe is for the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement |
|acmon.exe is a process from SigmaTel Audio Assistant by SigmaTel and part of SigmaTel Multimedia. This task is responsible for a hardware piece in your system. It offers additional configuration options and support for this device |
|free acmon |
|Asus Compatibility MONitor (ACMON).exe; (ASUS bloatware; see "Splendid" comment above) - I left it on is because I came accross notes referening to ACMON as workaround for issues between some Skype (VOIP/Video) type apps and ASUS... but i could be wrong. |
Summary: 4 users judge ACMON.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ACMON.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement or ATK ACMON
To remove ACMON from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement or ATK ACMON in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ACMON.exe (ACMON) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ACMON. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ACMON or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ACMON.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.