Is mom.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of mom.exe:









File purpose and description:

MOM.exe is a program which was most likely preinstalled on your computer when you purchased it. The actual hard drive location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or a virus simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This MOM.exe file is the catalyst control center monitoring software, and it is related to your video card hardware and it is from ATI technologies, a well known maker of hardware and video cards. This file is considered safe and is not virus, adware, or spyware 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)
mom.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
This file can be found on your computer at C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe


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, mom.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 mom.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!