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What is pptd40nt.exe?

Pptd40nt.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 to 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 Nuance PaperPort (version 12) or Brother Extensions for 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: Pptd40nt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 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. http://www.file.net/process/pptd40nt.exe.html 
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 (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > PaperPort or ScanSoft PaperPort 11)
  2) visit the www.scansoft.com [1][2] website
  3) search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website.

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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 (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > PaperPort or Visioneer PaperPort).

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.


User Comments

This file is for the brother printer loop
  John Bongo  
Part of some scanner drivers. No Harm @ All!
belongs to paperport application
Part of Dell printer software
Is installed by paperport
  John Hibbs  
Part of the Printer Suite from Brother (Paperport)
treiberbestandteil Brotherdruck/Scanner
  Athaekeetha   (further information)
The Paperport website says that this is required for printing from Paperport and that it is always running. See the link for the Knowledgebase. If you don't have Paperport, then delete/uninstall. See http://knowledgebase.nuance.com/view.asp?tnID=6667&sQuery=pptd40nt.exe
  Todd   (further information)
Installed when setting up Xerox Workstation, harmless
Supplied with a Brother DCP 150 printer/scanner
  Mad Dave  
Some drivers for brother printers.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of pptd40nt.exe: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments.
13 users think pptd40nt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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