What is spkrmon.exe?

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 spkrmon.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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Spkrmon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with spkrmon
Spkrmon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SoundMAX SpeakerMonitor service belongs to software spkrmon Module by unknown.

Description: Spkrmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Spkrmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with spkrmon.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SoundMAX (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify spkrmon.exe related errors

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

SoundMAX Analog Devices, Inc. device driver
  anonymous   (further information)
spkrmon.exe could slow your internet down till 0 kbp/s and does it to every computer on your network. you're router will say that you're modem line is down, but that's not the problem. spkrmon.exe somehow fakes it in your router. You can shut it down. If your internet slows down and you dont know why go to start/run... and type in "msconfig" without ". then go to Services and search for spkrmon and disable the checkbox. After that reboot your computer and your internet will work.
Sound driver :)
Process spkrmonx.exe takes 100% processor time, could not be killed, remove SoundMax folder in safe mode solves the problem
spkrmon.exe is using up 99% of my CPU capacity I therefore regard it as a hostile and will endevour to remove it
  Ian de le Vingne  
My pc has been freezing after 60-90 minutes of inaction. After checking every service, it seems spkrmon is the file causing this.
sound driver for my dell
sound driver
removing just the folder(s) in question spkrmonx or spkrmon from the sound max floder also works.
Are spkrmon.exe and spkrmonx.exe the same thing? spkrmonx.exe is taking 99% of my cpu time.
  Pilto Haglor  
A program called soundmax not needed uninstall in safemode

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of spkrmon.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments. 3 users think spkrmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving spkrmon issues

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