What is bcmntio?

Bcmntio.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if bcmntio.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Bcmntio.sys file information

The process known as BCMNTIO belongs to software CheckIt Diagnostics by unknown.

Description: Bcmntio.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The bcmntio.sys file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 3,744 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Bcmntio.sys is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. bcmntio.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of CheckIt Diagnostics or CheckIt Diagnostics (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify bcmntio.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bcmntio.sys. Therefore, you should check the bcmntio.sys 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

Checkit is a Symantech System Works Program
  RJ VanRiper   (further information)
the version i have is part of check it diagnostic that came with my Norton Systemworks 2005
Check It Diagnostic
  Jorge XP  
Got it when I installed Systemworks 2005

Summary: Average user rating of bcmntio.sys: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think bcmntio.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving bcmntio issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bcmntio. 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 bcmntio.sys 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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