What is ppwebcap.exe?

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 ppwebcap.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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Ppwebcap.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ppwebcap
Ppwebcap.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Web Capture or ScanSoft Web Capture belongs to software PaperPort or ScanSoft PaperPort by Scansoft ( or ScanSoft (

Description: Ppwebcap.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ppwebcap.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 48,128 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ppwebcap.exe, you can uninstall the software PaperPort or ScanSoft PaperPort using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ppwebcap.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ppwebcap.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 ppwebcap issues

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