What is tppoll.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 tppoll.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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Tppoll.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tppoll
Tppoll.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as tppoll.exe belongs to software USB PC Camera Driver or Digi-Microscope PC Camera or 120 PC Camera Driver or 168 PC Camera Driver by unknown.

Description: Tppoll.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The tppoll.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (82% of all occurrences) or 36,864 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The tppoll.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with tppoll.exe, you can remove the entire program USB PC Camera Driver or Digi-Microscope PC Camera using Windows Control Panel.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of tppoll.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think tppoll.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving tppoll issues

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