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Once when I downloaded a windows update for my RealTeK Audio, ALCXMNTR came with it. I noticed that ALCXMNTR was on my HJT log in the startup (04), so I used a HJT log tutorial found on PC [bleep] site and there used PacMan's Start up list to look it up, it was listed there as "X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs". So I had HJT fix it, and never thought anymore about it, but then today I was in "Hidden files and folders" and noticed a folder/file named ALCXMNTR. I didn't know if it would be safe to delete it, didn't want to create a mess that may be unnessasary. So then I just was curious and went to search in the start menu and set the options to look in all folders including hidden, and searched for ALCXMNTR and it showed three:

ALCXMNTR in folder: C:\WINDOWS
Alcxmntr in folder: C:\hp\drivers\audio_realtek
ALCXMNTR in folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0009\DriverFiles

Does this seem like it's needed for the realtek audio or would it be safe to get rid of it? Thanks for any comments!
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alcxmntr.exe
Process Name: Realtek Monitor

Description: alcxmntr.exe is installed alongside hardware drivers for the Realtek AC97 audio device. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
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The file is safe to delete. And it should be.

Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. Sypware file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers

- Rawe :tazz:
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more information:

http://startup.iamno...cxmntr.exe.html
http://castlecops.co...cxmntr_exe.html
http://www.tasklist....tr_exe_166.html
http://www.bleepingc...tr.exe-245.html
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Wow, that was fast, You guys Rock! Thanks for the advise. :tazz:
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ALCXMNTR.EXE - Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. Sypware file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers

ALCXMNTR.EXE is made by a Third Party but is most likely safe

There should not be a problem if you delete it, the process library says leave it if isn't causing trouble

Bleeping Computer say this

This is an undesirable program.

This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.
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Thanks Keith... I have SBot S&D, Adaware, SpywareBlaster & Guard, MS Beta, NIS, and Ewido... all updated and they've never flagged Alcxmntr, but after I saw that it was marked "X" on PacMan's list, I just didn't want it around. So I think I'm getting rid of it. Thanks again!
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Great work, Keith and Rawe! :tazz:
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