What is OEM02Mon.exe?

The genuine OEM02Mon.exe file is a software component of Creative Live! Cam Center by Creative.
Creative Live! Cam Center is a video capture utility. OEM02Mon.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.

OEM02Mon stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer 02 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 OEM02Mon.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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OEM02Mon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OEM02Mon
OEM02Mon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: OEM02Mon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file OEM02Mon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 57,344 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. OEM02Mon.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. OEM02Mon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as OEM02Mon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the OEM02Mon.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

Treiber für Webcamsoftware
Launches webcam automatically
You have the Creative Live! Cam Console currently open or running in the System Tray (or set as a startup item). This icon is installed on the Startups tab by the drivers for your Creative webcam. It also comes pre-installed on some Dell PCs which have been pre-packaged with a Dell webcam (with the Dell webcam being simply a re-badged version of a Creative webcam). Using the console you can toggle Face Tracking ON or OFF, you can adjust brightness, contrast, colour, burst rate, you can increase the gain, etc...
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of OEM02Mon.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks OEM02Mon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving OEM02Mon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OEM02Mon. 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 OEM02Mon.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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