What is tsnp2std.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 tsnp2std.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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Tsnp2std.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tsnp2std
Tsnp2std.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as tsnp2std Microsoft belongs to software tsnp2std by SONIX ( or sonix (

Description: Tsnp2std.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The tsnp2std.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,048 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 270,336 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. Tsnp2std.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Tsnp2std.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as tsnp2std.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the tsnp2std.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

digital camera related
Digital camera related
It installs with driver for USB2.0 camera. Size in Win2K 262144bytes
  P Zajdel  
its a webcam application (i bought my webcam and it came along with it)
  franz chan  
This file operates (enable/disable/settings/take picture/zoom) integrated camera in my notebook Lenovo N100 and I probably installed this file whit oryginal Lenovo software.
It was installed when I installed software for a webcam from Xtatix
  Gary Bean   (further information)
Its part of the internal webcam driver suite on Lenovo 3000 N100 notebooks, made by Sonix Technology of Taiwan. Can be verified if one looks at the driver for the webcam entry in Device Manager under XP. See Device Manager (XP) for "USB 2.0 PC Camera (SN9C201)
  Johnno - Melbourne Australia!  
comes with US Robotics webcam software - chews CPU though
It is USB Camera - for Skype
it ssems to be used by a webcam
cooks like webcam prog 2 me 2...
It came with the latest software for the Celectron USB Microscope. As per description above, mine is 262,144 & there is an icon in the task bar next to the clock, and if I right-click and select "Exit" the process tsnp2std.exe closes and is gone. It IS important for the operation of my "webcam" (actually microscope) so I certainly wouldn't delete it or consider it even 1% dangerous!
  Andrew D  
Came with my KROSS webcam. System scans do not quarantine it. This is a hardware related file used with cameras or webcams. Sonix is also a maker of this software program. This file will be found in your system startup list. This software is considered safe, and is not virus or spyware related software.
It came as part ofmy Soni webcam installation package
  Michael Farrimond  
It is a software driver mainly used by camera's, made by Sonix
File "tsnp2std.exe" was flagged by Kasperky Internet Security 2011 as potially harmful after I had installed driver software for trust webcam "Chat & VoIP Pack Hi-Res CP-2150", which I downloaded from the Trust Website. I decided (after reading this websites' infos) to mark the file and execution of it as "trustworthy" ok in my antivirus program.
  Elmar Franco (elfranco)  
software for digital microscope
Webcam will not work without this installed
Not Dangerus (Camera driver software)
I just killed the processes and the webcam did work for video. I don't want to take photos.
Win32 Malware gen = Severity: High Avast free moved it to chest. Found 2: One in C:/Windows and another in C:/Program Files/Common Files/tsnp2std/tsnp2std.exe
  Mr. C.  

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Summary: Average user rating of tsnp2std.exe: based on 27 votes with 22 user comments. 16 users think tsnp2std.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 5 users don't grade tsnp2std.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving tsnp2std issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tsnp2std. 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 tsnp2std.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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