Is alcxmntr.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of alcxmntr.exe:









File purpose and description:

Alcxmntr.exe is a program that most likely was pre-installed on your computer when you purchased it. The exact disk and folder location is also shown below indicating where this file should be located on your hard drive. This file works in relation to your hardware drivers for your audio devices, like Realtek AC97. The main purpose of this is to be the main driver software for your Realtek AC97 audio device, and this will run in your startup. This program is considered safe and it is not spyware, adware or virus related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
alcxmntr.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
The location: alcxmntr.exe will be found in your windows or system32 folder.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, alcxmntr.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of alcxmntr.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!