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What is vsmon.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process vsmon.exe is defined as True Vector Internet Monitor or True Vector Service. It is a process associated with the software applications ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm Pro, or ZoneAlarm. It belongs to Zone Labs LLC, Zone Labs Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Inc., or Check Point Inc. The latest version of the file vsmon.exe is 7.0.462.000.

The program vsmon.exe is your front line of defense against Internet threats. It guards the doors to your computer, that is, through the ports where Internet traffic comes in and goes out. It examines and monitors all the network traffic arriving at your computer, and generates alerts depending on the security rules that you had configured. If you are an advanced user, the vsmon.exe application gives you custom port permissions and expert rules to control traffic based on source, destination, port protocol, and other factors of firewall protection.

The process vsmon.exe has the ability to hide itself, record data inputs, and monitor other applications. It is capable of listening and sending data on open ports to LAN or Internet resources.

The vsmon.exe file is usually located in a subfolder of C:/Windows/System32/ZoneLabs/. It has known file sizes ranging from 75568 bytes to 1693448 bytes on Windows XP. The most common occurrence of the file vsmon.exe is 75768 bytes, which is 25% of all occurrences. The file vsmon.exe is a trusted file with a digital signature from VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing CA 2004 issued to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The program vsmon.exe does not launch a visible main application window upon its execution. It starts with every Windows boot process with the following registry keys in the system registry: HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunServices.

The file vsmon.exe is an essential file of your machine's security application. It should not be uninstalled via the Control Panel through the Add/Remove Programs applet because it can safeguard your computer from unwanted processes that are malicious in nature.

Author: ZoneLabs, LLC.

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Zone Alarm Personal Firewall

Memory Usage: Low, it uses only 74 KB of physical RAM.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: Yes

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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