What does the ASMonitor.exe file do?
The ASMonitor.exe process is also known as System or, as the case may be, Active Security Monitor (Version 126.96.36.199) and is a part of Active Security Monitor or, as the case may be, Actual Spy. This software is produced by AOL (www.aol.com). An obsolete or defective version of ASMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- System has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- System 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)
- ASMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ASMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ASMonitor.exe System
ASMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ASMonitor.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,500,096 bytes (60% of all these files), 665,600 bytes, 665,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 664,576 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel ASMonitor.exe is capable of monitor other applications, record keystrokes, send data out to the Internet as well as hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 36% 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 ASMonitor.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 ASMonitor?
|Very nice key logger (Actualspy) |
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall Active Security Monitor or Actual Spy
To remove System 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 Active Security Monitor or Actual Spy in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ASMonitor.exe (System) 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 System. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for System 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 ASMonitor.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.