What is SnapTrap.exe?

The genuine SnapTrap.exe file is a software component of SnapTrap by Trust.
SnapTrap.exe is webcam software that allows you to record videos through your USB webcam. SnapTrap autostarts with Windows if you have a Trust WB-3500T or other white label Twain 32 webcam. Founded in 1983, Trust creates digital lifestyle products such as webcams, chargers, computer accessories, and more.

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 SnapTrap.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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SnapTrap.exe file information

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

The process known as SnapTrap MFC Application belongs to software SnapTrap Application or Trust WB-3500T USB2 Webcam by unknown.

Description: SnapTrap.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SnapTrap.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes or 151,552 bytes. 
There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. SnapTrap.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It comes with some webcam software for capturing movement in a room.
Sweex webcam software
snaptrap has been on my computer ever since I got a Nexxtech webcam
Sounds like webcam software- harmless
Comes with a bluebird webcam, for capturing movement.
  Johnny G  
AVG scan says 'dangerous known issue'.
ASUS VideoSecurity Online is a powerful monitoring and motion detection feature that enables users to keep an eye on their properties from a remote location via the Internet and a wide range of video capturing devices.
  Igmu Hammerer  
nothing it is safe when u have Norton security

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SnapTrap.exe: based on 6 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SnapTrap.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade SnapTrap.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SnapTrap issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SnapTrap. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SnapTrap.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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