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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Windows Process Information: sysmon.exe

Process name: AOpen System Monitor

sysmon.exe from AOpen is a Motherboard hardware monitoring tool which comes with some AOpen motherboards. This startup process monitors CPU temp, voltage and fan speed. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

Other instances of SYSMON.EXE:
  • sysmon.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of SYSMON may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.

Recommendation

sysmon.exe should not be disabled as it is required for essential applications to function properly.

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