What is OEM13Mon.exe?

The genuine OEM13Mon.exe file is a software component of Cam Center by Creative.
Creative Live! Cam Center is a video capture utility. OEM13Mon.exe runs a process that monitors the webcam. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Creative Live! Cam Center features basic video capture functionality such as capturing video streams through the webcam in manual or automatically modes, editing and saving them in the AVI format or as still images in JPG or BMP. The program also features motion detection capabilities which enables the webcam to be used as a video monitoring tool. Webcam Central can also be used to create time-lapse videos. Creative Technologies is a Singaporean company that designs and manufactures audio and video boards used in computers and personal electronics. The company was founded on July 1st, 1981 by Sim Wong Hoo and Ng Kai Wa as a simple repair shop. Creative went on to become one of the most recognized names in the computer audio industry, developing its line of Sound Blaster audio cards and creating a standard for computer audio interfaces. Creative is currently headquartered in Jurong East, Singapore.

OEM13Mon stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer 13 Webcam 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 OEM13Mon.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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OEM13Mon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OEM13Mon
OEM13Mon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Live! Cam Console Auto Launcher belongs to software unknown by Creative Technology (

Description: OEM13Mon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file OEM13Mon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,864 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). OEM13Mon.exe is not a Windows system file. OEM13Mon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as OEM13Mon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the OEM13Mon.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

Live! Cam Console Auto Launcher is a process file from company Creative Technology Ltd. belonging to product . The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
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Summary: Average user rating of OEM13Mon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks OEM13Mon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving OEM13Mon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OEM13Mon. 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 OEM13Mon.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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