What is Phibtn.exe?

The genuine Phibtn.exe file is a software component of Philips Snapshot and Launch Button Application by Philips.
This file controls the Windows OS functionality of the Philips SPC900NC webcam. It is a utility for quick access to functions related to the SPC 900NC webcam, such as capturing snapshots, turning on or off, adjusting settings, etc. It places an icon in the notification area for easy access. Philips has been an industry leader in the electronics realm of technology, which includes high quality advances in consumer devices like stereos, computer components, televisions, etc.

PhiBtn stands for Philips Button

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 Phibtn.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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Phibtn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Phibtn
Phibtn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Snapshot and Launch button application appears to belong to software Philips SPC (version 900NC Camera) by Philips (

Description: Phibtn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Phibtn.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 155,648 bytes. 
It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Phibtn.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

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If Phibtn.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Phibtn.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Phibtn.exe. Therefore, you should check the Phibtn.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.


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Best practices for resolving Phibtn issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Phibtn. 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 Phibtn.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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