What does the stacmon.exe file do?
The stacmon.exe process is also known as stacmon and is a part of SigmaTel (Version AC97 Audio Drivers). This software is produced by SigmaTel (www.sigmatel.com). An obsolete or defective version of stacmon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- stacmon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- stacmon 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)
- stacmon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module stacmon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about stacmon.exe stacmon
stacmon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file stacmon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 86,073 bytes (50% of all these files), 90,169 bytes or, as the case may be, 49,209 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The stacmon file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 54% 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 stacmon.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 stacmon?
|Its a part of my onboard audio card |
|I have disable in auto-start with no ill effect |
|stacmon.exe is installed alongside for Sigmatel's range of audio hardware and provides extra diagnostics functionality for this range of products. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. |
Summary: 2 users judge stacmon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall SigmaTel
To remove stacmon 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 SigmaTel in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if stacmon.exe (stacmon) 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 stacmon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for stacmon 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 stacmon.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.