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What is shellmon.exe?

Part of AOL by AOL

What is it?

AOL Desktop is an internet suite produced by AOL that integrates a web browser, a media player and an instant messenger client. AOL Desktop is different from previous AOL browsers, which are still available. Its features are focused on browsing instead of email. For instance, one does not have to sign in to AOL in order to use it as a regular browser. In addition, non-AOL email accounts can be accessed through it.
Description of shellmon.exe from AOL
The classic all-in-one AOL software is back with this better-than-ever update. AOL Desktop features enhanced browser performance and search bar, easier access to favorite websites like Facebook and Pandora, a streamlined installer with a new look and ultra-helpful messaging, and MyBenefits, a personalized destination for AOL Members that offers a variety of easy-to-use, member-exclusive benefits. We've also left plenty of space for AOL favorites like Mail and AIM, and added single-click contact sharing on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. allowing you to easily share content via Facebook, Twitter, Lifestream, email, and IM.
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How does shellmon.exe run?

Process - shellmon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. shellmon.exe is executed by the process waol.exe (AOL by AOL).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shellmon.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of shellmon.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is shellmon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU54.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.85 MB RAM13.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 12 /min0.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\aol desktop 9.6\shellmon.exe

Are there other versions of AOL?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About AOL Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: shellmon.exe
Publisher: AOL Inc. (verified)
Name: AOL
Description: waolmon
Version: 9.7.1.1
Size: 44.55 KB
Original file name: shellmon.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AOL Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/10/2009
Expiration date: 7/25/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000085059%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000030788%
User CPU: 0.00000542705737%
Privileged CPU time: 40029.86 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 10 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,195,225,662
CPU cycle count /min: 55,954,329
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 74.83 MB
Paged memory: 2.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.48 MB
Paged system memory: 116.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.38 KB
Working set memory: 4.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.11 MB
Min working set memory: 4.95 MB
Private memory: 2.85 MB
Page faults: 84,294
Page faults /min: 22
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 22,796
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 206.12 MB
Read transfer /min: 52.98 KB
Total write operations: 22,152
Write operations /min: 6
Total write transfer: 4.2 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.08 KB
Total other operations: 199,452
Other operations /min: 50
Total other transfer: 158.83 KB
Other Transfer /min: 41 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 11
Peak USER objects: 6
Resources
Handle count average: 92
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AOL Desktop 9.7a\shellmon.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: dd2ab3c2108e611f33e2043b231a4fb6
SHA-1: bf3d9fd15439135689266db09e85d6e6bf5bc15e
SHA-256: d38225c1c4f0b2bbfe410ca825f79835d400fab13ebbd3cb61d4853791f35562

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcr90.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
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