ACMON by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Signed)
There are 10 versions of acmon.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1, 0, 9, 0. acmon.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. In order execute the program with adminsitrator rights and prevent a UAC prompt, the program will add a job to the Windows Task Scheduler that will automtaiclaly start it when a user logs on. The average file size is about 144.44 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to ASUSTeK Computer Inc. by VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0011% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.92 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 7.07 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 74 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.
What is acmon.exe?
ACMON is the core process for the Splendid Video Enhancement by ATK installed with most ASUS PCs.
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\asus\splendid\acmon.exe|
|Issued to:||ASUSTeK Computer Inc.|
|Effective date:||Sunday, August 2, 2009|
|Expiration date:||Friday, August 3, 2012|
Programs installed in
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of ACMON.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of acmon.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
- Login entry path '\ASUS Splendid ACMON'
- Login entry path '\ACMON'
- The task 'ASUS Splendid ACMON' runs on logon in the path '\ASUS Splendid ACMON'
- The task 'ACMON' runs on logon in the path '\ACMON'
- Entry path '\ACMON'
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
- 'ACMON' → C:\Program Files\ASUS\Splendid\ACMON.exe
All file variations of acmon.exe
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows 7 Home Premium
|Windows 7 Ultimate
|Windows 8 Pro
|Windows 7 Home Basic
|Windows 8 Single Language
|Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
|Windows 8.1 Single Language
Distribution by country
United States installs about 47.96% of ACMON.
Distribution by PC manufacturer