What does the alcxmntr.exe file do?
The alcxmntr.exe process is also known as Realtek Audio - Event Monitor and is a part of Realtek Audio - Event Monitor. This software is produced by Realtek Semiconductor (www.realtek.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of alcxmntr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Realtek Audio has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Realtek Audio 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)
- alcxmntr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module alcxmntr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about alcxmntr.exe Realtek Audio
alcxmntr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Alcxmntr.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (97% of all these files), 50,176 bytes, 70,144 bytes or, as the case may be, 77,824 bytes.
The alcxmntr file is not part of the Windows operating system. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 22% 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 alcxmntr.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 alcxmntr?
|Driver for Realtek audio |
|Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. Sypware file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers |
|"Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. Sypware file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one |
|it started acting up on my computer about a week ago. I hadnt realized it even existed. And right now my ocmputer is completely fried. it took out the hard drive and the partioned recovery drive. not use if it was caused by this program but tis the only thing that was acting up after virus scans and things of that nature |
|propably don't need it if there is a risk for a virus |
Summary: 32 users judge alcxmntr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted alcxmntr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Realtek Audio - Event Monitor
To remove Realtek Audio from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Realtek Audio - Event Monitor in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if alcxmntr.exe (Realtek Audio) 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 Realtek Audio. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Realtek Audio 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 alcxmntr.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.