What is STK03NM.exe?

The genuine STK03NM.exe file is a software component of Syntek USB Camera by Syntek Semiconductor.
"STK03NM.exe" is a file located in Windows for a Syntek USB-connected PC camera and is known as the Syntek STK03N Monitor application. It is the driver for the camera and it monitors/manages the image to PC transfer of both video and audio in both real-time and captured operations. Syntek Semiconductor is a global corporation that began in 1983 as a worldwide semiconductor producer. Since then, they have evolved into creating imaging devices and video processing technology, as well as wireless network technologies and System-on-Chip electronics.

Stk03NM stands for Syntek STK03N 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 STK03NM.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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STK03NM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with STK03NM
STK03NM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Syntek Monitor Application belongs to software Syntek Camera by Syntek (

Description: STK03NM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The STK03NM.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 184,320 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). STK03NM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as STK03NM.exe. Therefore, you should check the STK03NM.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.


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Best practices for resolving STK03NM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with STK03NM. 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 STK03NM.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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