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Is alcxmntr.exe safe?

Alcxmntr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if alcxmntr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Alcxmntr.exe file information

The process known as Realtek Audio - Event Monitor or Realtek (version AC97 Audio - Event Monitor) belongs to software Realtek Audio - Event Monitor or Realtek (version AC97 Audio - Event Monitor) by Realtek Semiconductor (www.realtek.com.tw).

Description: Alcxmntr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. alcxmntr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 57,344 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 50,176 bytes, 70,144 bytes, 77,824 bytes or 61,440 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/alcxmntr.exe.html 
The alcxmntr.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

  • "AlcxMonitor" definitely not required. 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

Important: Some malware disguises itself as alcxmntr.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the alcxmntr.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Anytime you have a different sound card installed, some drivers are retained, do not delete if you still have realtek installed. If infected, find reinstall and delete original if no other source can be found.
Lately my computer started freezing up to a point I had to totally shut it down and reboot it,I even changed internet browsers, I ran several different spyware and registry cleaners, nothing worked. I found this file some how got in the "Start Up" list a few days ago, since I took a photo of everything needed in the start up menu with my camera when my computer was running good I knew ALCXMNTR.EXE did not belong there. I did remove it from the start up and c:\windows\ALECMNTR.EXE.
This file runs your sound. I screwed with it and now my sound will not work. Leave LCXMNTR.EXE alone!!!
  W.B.   (further information)
Well, I deleted it, and my sound still works, so I don't see the point in having it eat up my V-Memory.
Realtek AC97 driver. Let it be.
Even tough it's disabled in MSConfig and stays unchecked, it is still running. You can use Task Manager, www.pcpitstop.com or EndItAll to see that it is still active. I have no idea what is causing it to start up.
this is the realtek audio driver for my HP computer
  Larry Holmes  
Audio driver for RealTek audio cards. NOT spyware; outgoing firewall never detects any traffice from it.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of alcxmntr.exe: based on 51 votes with 9 reviews.
32 users think alcxmntr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 7 users think alcxmntr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade alcxmntr.exe ("not sure about it").

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