What does the dslmon.exe file do?
The dslmon.exe process is also known as ADIMON MFC Application and is a part of DSLMON Application. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of dslmon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ADIMON MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ADIMON MFC Application 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)
- dslmon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dslmon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dslmon.exe ADIMON MFC Application
dslmon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dslmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 962,661 bytes (50% of all these files), 962,660 bytes or, as the case may be, 966,756 bytes.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no internal description of the file. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Dslmon.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 52% 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 dslmon.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 dslmon?
|DSL-Modem Treiber |
|Monitors performance of DSL modems. Can be used to reset modem if problems with connection occur. |
|required for the modem |
|this is for the sagem dsl modem, not dangerous |
|needed for modem |
|dslmon.exe is a process associated with the Sagem DSL Modem. This process is used for detecting the modem and should not be removed. (further information...) |
|it is the download accelerator (further information...) |
Summary: 7 users judge dslmon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted dslmon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall DSLMON Application
To remove ADIMON MFC Application 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 DSLMON Application in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if dslmon.exe (ADIMON MFC Application) 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 ADIMON MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ADIMON MFC Application 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 dslmon.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.
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