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What is emMON.exe?

EmMON.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 emMON.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.

EmMON.exe file information

The process known as BDA Monitor Application or emMonitor Application belongs to software BDA Monitor Application or emMonitor by eMPIA Technology (www.empiatech.com.tw) or EMPIA Technology (www.empiatech.com.tw).

Description: EmMON.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file emMON.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 61,440 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 68,400 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/emmon.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The emMON.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If emMON.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 81,408 bytes. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). EmMON.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as emMON.exe. Therefore, you should check the emMON.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

I think it comes with Vtuner, fills the registry, does not come with uninstal
  Jan Hyde   (further information)
part of Fogware's Internet Video Recorder
I get it like trojan horse
ComboFix removed it during a scan as a dangerous file
This file also comes with Pinnacle TV tuner software, either through updates or some optional software downloads. Adaware picks it up as a possible Trojan with a TAC rating of 10.
pinnacle HD Pro TV software installed it into my system. ADAware saw it as a TrojanHarning and removed it.
Came with Roxio VHS to DVD video capture program. It is needed for the video capture device to work.
  Gerald Maupin  
I deleted only the shortcut from the start folder through dos prompt (because msconfig will not disable it...) and now the screen just stays black when I start up the computer.
  KZ computer wrekR  
It was installed by ExCap from ArcSoft for a video capture device
  Martin Harris  
WARNING! if it is located in windows / system32 folder, you might be infected! Mostly it comes with an MSN Virus link (send by infected contacts) I added a link to a removal tool.
  Jakke Toeter   (further information)
emMon.exe is part of the install package from Pinnacle for their USB Pro TV tuner

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of emMON.exe: based on 10 votes with 11 user comments.
3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think emMON.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade emMON.exe ("not sure about it").

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