What is AsfIpMon.exe?

The genuine AsfIpMon.exe file is a software component of ASF Management by Broadcom.
An internet protocol monitor from Broadcom, this application runs as a background process and tracks any IP issues with your internet connection. It uses the Alert Standard Format, which is a standard for automatic error reporting. This monitor allows the Broadcom software to quickly alert you or an outside source in case of conflicts or other errors. Located in Irvine, California, Broadcom is a Fortune 500 semiconductor company that has a strong focus on network hardware.

ASFIPMon stands for Alert Standard Format Internet Protocol Monitor

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AsfIpMon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AsfIpMon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AsfIpMon
AsfIpMon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Broadcom ASF IP Monitor or Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor belongs to software Broadcom ASF Management or Broadcom ASF Management Applications or Broadcom Management Programs by Broadcom (

Description: AsfIpMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AsfIpMon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 61,440 bytes, 79,432 bytes or 79,168 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using AsfIpMon.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Broadcom ASF Management or Broadcom ASF Management Applications (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), get help from the software vendor Support or check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2].

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AsfIpMon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AsfIpMon.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

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.
  Derek Kennard   (further information)
This file is part of Broadcom ASF Management developed by Broadcom Corporation.

Summary: Average user rating of AsfIpMon.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks AsfIpMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving AsfIpMon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AsfIpMon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AsfIpMon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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