What is SysMonitor.exe?

The genuine SysMonitor.exe file is a software component of Acer Empowering Technology by Acer.
Included with Acer laptops, this background process monitors system activity and any potential hardware issues. Discovered issues are logged and relayed to you through a message client. Acer is based in Taiwan, and recently shifted their focus from manufacturing to design. Founded in 1976, they currently produce laptops, desktops, mobile devices, and a large variety of additional hardware and software.

SysMonitor stands for System 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 SysMonitor.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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SysMonitor.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software Acer Empowering Technology by Acer (

Description: SysMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SysMonitor.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 319,488 bytes or 344,064 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. SysMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. SysMonitor.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SysMonitor.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SysMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 319,488 bytes (92% of all occurrences) or 326,176 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The SysMonitor.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SysMonitor.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with SysMonitor.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Acer Empowering Technology (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) ask the software vendor,, for advice.

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

sysmonitor.exe is part of Acer Empowering Technology Monitor, comes pre-installed with Acer notebooks.

Summary: Average user rating of SysMonitor.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SysMonitor issues

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