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What is almon.exe?

Part of Sophos AutoUpdate by Sophos Limited

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How does almon.exe run?

Process - almon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does almon.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - almon.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the almon.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of almon.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is almon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU171.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.79 MB RAM17.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
54 GDI objects36.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sophos\autoupdate\almon.exe

Are there other versions of Sophos AutoUpdate?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Sophos AutoUpdate.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: almon.exe
Publisher: Sophos Limited (verified)
Name: Sophos AutoUpdate
Description: Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
Product version: 3.1.1
Size: 1.54 MB
Original file name: ALMon.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sophos Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/2/2010
Expiration date: 12/2/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000273772%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000102665%
User CPU: 0.00001711075114%
Privileged CPU time: 2234.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 861,248,958
CPU cycle count /min: 12,481,395
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 111.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 133.68 MB
Paged memory: 3.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.03 MB
Paged system memory: 189.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.97 KB
Working set memory: 2.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.52 MB
Min working set memory: 472 KB
Private memory: 3.79 MB
Page faults: 154,593
Page faults /min: 33
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 510
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 37.35 KB
Read transfer /min: 8 Bytes
Total other operations: 17,348
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 531.92 KB
Other Transfer /min: 115 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 54
Peak GDI objects: 61
USER objects: 39
Peak USER objects: 50
Handle count average: 210
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALMon.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor
Command: C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 9233af32a4bd905b1cf7f01e783496b8
SHA-1: d79e9cd570b967108a46f5bef19811250f321676

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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