What is eamon?

The genuine eamon.sys file is a software component of ESET Smart Security by ESET.
ESET Smart Security is an Internet Security Suite that protects computers against malicious programs. Eamon.sys is a driver file associated with running the ESET anti-virus monitor. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ESET Smart Security provides a collection of security services for Windows, Mac and Android devices. The product offers an antivirus scanner, a PUA (potentially unwanted applications) shield, a personal firewall, anti-phishing and anti-ransomware technology, cloud protection technology, machine learning algorithms, parental protection, and more. ESET is a Russian company that develops and markets anti-virus and anti-malware software for home and corporate users. It was founded in 1992 by Rudolf Hrubý, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, and named after the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and love. The company operates in over 180 different countries and briefly earned the title of most successful company in Slovakia from 2008 to 2010. The company is currently headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia.

EAmon stands for ESET Anti-virus monitor

Eamon.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 eamon.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Eamon.sys file information

The process known as Amon monitor belongs to software ESET Smart Security or eamon by ESET (

Description: Eamon.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The eamon.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,456 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 141,264 bytes or 160,816 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. Eamon.sys is certified by a trustworthy company. Eamon.sys is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. eamon.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with eamon.sys, you can also remove the entire program ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify eamon.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as eamon.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the eamon.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.


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Best practices for resolving eamon issues

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