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Program info

Estimated safety rating


almon.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if almon.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALMon.exe

This program is usually stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALMon.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 8e36e646911536cd5bd1ab79fc024fda.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the entire set of features of current computer chips. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Sophos Endpoint Security and Control

The description present in the file is Sophos Endpoint Security and Control.

File version


File version 5.6.484.484.


 Sophos Limited

Publisher Sophos Limited.


 Copyright 1989-2017 Sophos Limited.

Copyright notice Copyright 1989-2017 Sophos Limited..

Has valid windows


This task does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad thing.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


almon.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to almon.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Sophos Limited

Digitally signed by: Sophos Limited

Issuer name

 DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Starts with windows


This executable is registered to start when your PC boots. Yes

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.