• Valid program

    SYSMONITOR.EXE Information

    This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

    This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    Acer Empowering Technology Monitor
  • Filename
  • Command
    %systemdrive%\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe
  • Description
    Preinstalled on certain Acer computers, this file is part of Acer Empowering Technology software.  Among other things, this file monitors the health of the disc, including temperature and fan speed, and also provides a means for recovering the system.

    Note that there are two other possible file paths with associated commands:

    %programfiles%\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe
  • File Location
    %systemdrive%\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
  • HijackThis Category
    O4 Entry
  • Note
    %SystemDrive% refers to the drive on which Windows is installed. By default, this drive is the C drive.
  • This entry has been requested 6,273 times.


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