What is allsnap.exe?

The genuine allsnap.exe file is a software component of allSnap by Ivan Heckman.
Allsnap.exe is an executable file that is responsible for running the allSnap program, a utility application that forces open windows to automatically snap to each others' edges. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. allSnap is a light application that resides in the Windows system tray. The program adjusts all top-level windows automatically so that they align and lock together, making user experience clutter-free. Holding down the ALT while moving or resizing will turn off windows from snapping together. allSnap is developed and maintained by Ivan Heckman, a computer programmer of Canadian origin. He is currently employed as a Scientific Programmer at Environment Canada, designing and implementing data products for the 'Snow-v10 project', a weather research project based around the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver.

allSnap stands for allSnap launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the allsnap.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Allsnap.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with allsnap
Allsnap.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as allSnap: makes all windows snap together belongs to software allSnap by Ivan Heckman (

Description: Allsnap.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Allsnap.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 81,920 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The allsnap.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If allsnap.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 89,088 bytes. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Allsnap.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ allSnap.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as allsnap.exe. Therefore, you should check the allsnap.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

(possibly invisible) tray application that makes windows snap to each others' edges.
  Martin Gwosdz   (further information)
Used it for about one year, very resource-friendly. Never had any security problems from it, and the developer is legitimate.
It is a tool that help windows 'snap to grid', allowing you to better organize your windows.
  Th3ophilos   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of allsnap.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks allsnap.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving allsnap issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with allsnap. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the allsnap.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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