sndmon.exe is a process associated with Norton AntiVirus application from Symantec. This process should not be removed to ensure that your system is secure.The “.exe” file extension stands for Windows executable file. Any program that is executable has the .exe file extension. Find out if sndmon.exe is a virus and sould be removed, how to fix sndmon.exe error, if sndmon exe is CPU intensive and slowing down your Windows PC. Any process has four stages of the lifecycle including start, ready, running, waiting, terminated or exit.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove sndmon.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. sndmon.exe is a system process. sndmon.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove sndmon.exe.
There are many reasons why you are seeing sndmon.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to sndmon.exe error.
The solution to fixing sndmon.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources sndmon.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.