Warning in the Event Viewer caused by Softmon.exe

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    LANDESK Management Suite 9.5

    This article contains explanations on why there are warnings raised in the Event Viewer caused by the following process : softmon.exe

     

    Environment

     

    LDMS 9.5 with the Endpoint Security 8 from Kaspersky.

     

    Problem

     

    You might see inside the Event Viewer a lots of Warning caused by Softmon.exe

     

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    These messages are not caused by Kaspersky.

     

    These messages are caused by Softmon.exe which is part of the Software License Monitoring product.

     

    If you have Kaspersky (LDAV 9.5) installed on the client, we recommend discontinuing use of the seperate Antispyware component in Patch Manager.

     

    Kaspersky actually does a better job with the Antispyware, and it is dual coverage and unnecessary.

     

     

    Resolution

     

    To stop creating those events you should disable :

     

         - the real-time Spyware blocking

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         - any policy that enables the Spyware scanning (Scan& Repair settings, etc...)