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Process name: Symantec NetDriver Monitor

Product: Norton Internet Security

Company: Symantec (symantec.com)

File: SNDMon.exe


A background process associated with Norton Internet Security, the Symantec NetDriver Monitor keeps in frequent contact with Symantec servers to remain current on malware and virus definitions. These updates are fed into your local Norton database in real time. Norton Internet Security protects your computer in real-time from malware and threat intrusions. The main process also runs in the background, and has a user interface that can be accessed through the system tray. Symantec AntiVirus (distributed as Norton AntiVirus since 1998) is part of a larger suite of programs including Norton Internet Security. Introduced in 1991, Symantec is the leading provider of Antivirus software in North America.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sndmon.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of SNDMon.exe: based on 20 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

  • 44 users ask for this file. 10 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about SNDMon.exe:
part of NAV or NPF 2004  See also: Link nagel
Norton Internet Security ? JQ
Its a Symantec Driver that runs in the background MikeD
Norton AV 2005 (aucun problème) Symantec Pascal
it is part of norton antivirus. symantec netdriver monitor mark
Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite  See also: Link Georg
Part of Norton Antivirus - Detects when you are online so updates can be downloaded. Not a VITAL process  See also: Link Nico Martimucci - tech
this is part of symantec liveupdate needed for auto and manual updates Kylie
Certainly is part of NAV2005, but why is it not removed when NAV2005 is uninstalled? Bug or an explicit choice from Symantec? Mooie
System hungry, function unknown dangerous
that it has caused my computer to be unusable! Problems have been escalating since the day my subscription to Norton anti-virus ran out and I did not pay to renew / update it, culminating this morning in my computer displaying the 'blue screen of death' immediately after loading Windows 98 and I got the message 'This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way' Maureen
file is not a threat - but does cause lag  See also: Link kernsdev
AntiVirus Software, but it isn't very effective. No real danger, exept it will block other antiviruses sometimes.
disabled it,and my computer is working again Younes
i cannot delete it. John Hall
We run Symantec Enterprise Edition and I have found this on only one of our computers. The computer was exhibiting all the signs of a virus infection. We control our virus definition updates centrally but it was causing the computer to update its definitions daily from somewhere other than our central control server, not good. I searched the Symantec site for it but only turned up one reference that mentioned it was a service a particular virus would stop but nothing about it being a part of our suite. Removed its start command from HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run No ill af Dave

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