What is AxAutoMntSrv.exe?

The genuine AxAutoMntSrv.exe file is a software component of Alcohol 120% by Alcohol Soft.
AxAutoMntSrv.exe is an executable file that belongs to Alcohol 120%, a CD and DVD authoring tool. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Alcohol 120% is a Windows-based software for writing data onto to optical discs. The program can also be used to mount and emulate disc images in Alcohol's proprietary .mds/.mdf formats. Alcohol 120% is popularly used by software 'crackers' to bypass disc copy protection methods such as SafeDisc, SecuROM, and Data Position Measurement (DPM). Alcohol Soft is an Irish company that develops the Alcohol line of disc burning software. The company was founded in 2002 and is currently based in Belfast, Ireland.

AxAutomntSrv stands for Alcohol Executable for Auto-mount Service

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 AxAutoMntSrv.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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AxAutoMntSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as Alcohol Virtual Drive Auto-mount Service or Alcohol Virual Drive Auto-mount Service belongs to software Alcohol Virtual Drive Auto-mount Service or Magic Bullet Looks Vegas by Alcohol Soft Development Team (

Description: AxAutoMntSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AxAutoMntSrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 33,120 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 39,376 bytes or 75,624 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The AxAutoMntSrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. AxAutoMntSrv.exe is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous.

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


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Best practices for resolving AxAutoMntSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AxAutoMntSrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AxAutoMntSrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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