What does the AsfIpMon.exe file do?
The AsfIpMon.exe process is also known as Broadcom ASF IP Monitor or, as the case may be, Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor and is a part of Broadcom ASF Management or, as the case may be, Broadcom Management Programs. This software is produced by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com). An obsolete or defective version of AsfIpMon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Broadcom ASF IP Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Broadcom ASF IP Monitor 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)
- AsfIpMon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AsfIpMon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AsfIpMon.exe Broadcom ASF IP Monitor
AsfIpMon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AsfIpMon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 65,536 bytes (39% of all these files), 61,440 bytes, 79,432 bytes or, as the case may be, 79,168 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The AsfIpMon file is no part of Microsoft Windows. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel For this reason, 21% 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 AsfIpMon.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 AsfIpMon?
|A Windows Service utility that detects changes to the NIC's IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway and updates this information in the ASF-enabled NIC. (further information...) |
|This file is part of Broadcom ASF Management developed by Broadcom Corporation. |
Summary: One user judges AsfIpMon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Broadcom ASF Management or Broadcom Management Programs
To remove Broadcom ASF IP Monitor 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 Broadcom ASF Management or Broadcom Management Programs in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AsfIpMon.exe (Broadcom ASF IP Monitor) 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 Broadcom ASF IP Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Broadcom ASF IP Monitor 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 AsfIpMon.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.