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What is alcmtr.exe?

Part of Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor by Realtek Semiconductor

What is it?

Realtek Azalia Audio Event Monitor monitors various Realtek sound cards for potential issues. This process is included with Realtek Azalia Audio Drivers.
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How is alcmtr.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - alcmtr.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Alcmtr' and the execution command 'ALCMTR.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.
Startup files (user) run - alcmtr.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AlcMonitor' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\Alcmtr.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the alcmtr.exe file.Of the 0.6% of alcmtr.exe users, 93.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Mon...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What programs install alcmtr.exe?

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Realtek's High Definition Audio Driver provide high quality DTS, Dolby, Surround Sound to your PC via the audio card. The software comes with a number of features and functionality such as a six channel Digital to An
Program URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Install path: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\Drivers
Size: 33.45 MB
REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - The REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver is the software driver for the Realtek GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required
Program URL: www.Realtek.com.tw
Size: 1.38 MB
Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP by Apple Inc.
Program URL: www.apple.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP\
Driver Booster by IObit
Program URL: www.iobit.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\
Size: 650.74 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. manufactures and sells a wide variety of products throughout the world, and its product lines can be broadly categorized into two More...
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File details

File name: alcmtr.exe
Publisher: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (verified)
Name: Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor
Description: Realtek Azalia Audio - Event Monitor
Size: 68 KB
Original file name: Alcxmntr.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/11/2013

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Alcmtr

Startup files (user) run details

Name: AlcMonitor
Command: "C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\Alcmtr.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 8b4cbba1ea526830c7f97e7822e2493a
SHA-1: e519f493e42694c564aaa347745bab035bbcb3d9
SHA-256: 1dfd05b1c0050db44f5b4293e5574bfc292af804a63fc0a70131bb498c326977

PE image details

File entropy: 4.47784
File packed: No
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