How to remove an pptd40nt error
Pptd40nt.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if pptd40nt.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Pptd40nt.exe file information
The process known as PaperPort Print to Desktop for NT belongs to software PaperPort (version 8.0 SE) or ScanSoft PaperPort (version 11, 10) or Brother Extensions for or Nuance PaperPort (version 12) or Visioneer PaperPort by ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com) or Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com) or Scansoft (www.scansoft.com) or Visioneer (www.visioneer.com).
Description: The file pptd40nt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 57,393 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 45,108 bytes and 11 more variants.
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using pptd40nt.exe, you can also do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program
2) visit the Scansoft  website
3) search for an update  on the vendor’s website.
Recommended: Identify pptd40nt.exe related errors
If pptd40nt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 57,393 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 22,528 bytes or 36,864 bytes.
The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
The file is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel.
In case you experience problems using pptd40nt.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program
External information from Paul Collins:
- "PaperPort PTD" is not required to run at start up. "PaperPort" software associated with scanners
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pptd40nt.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pptd40nt.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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