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What is tsnpstd3.exe?

Tsnpstd3.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 tsnpstd3.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.

Tsnpstd3.exe file information

The process known as tsnp2std Microsoft or tsnpstd3 Microsoft belongs to software tsnp2std or tsnpstd3 by SONIX (www.sonix.com.tw).

Description: Tsnpstd3.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. tsnpstd3.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 270,336 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 262,144 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/tsnpstd3.exe.html 
The tsnpstd3.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Tsnpstd3.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify tsnpstd3.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as tsnpstd3.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the tsnpstd3.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 manages a webcamera. You'll have whenever you have installed a software
Above tsnpstd3.exe was installed on my WinXP PC after I connected a newly bought webcam (in Thailand), with the name "PC WEBCAM - Real Digital Life", made in China. Apart from this .exe-file it also installed a DLL with the same name. Alos installed was the file "vsnpstd3.exe", a file version which is also going through the internet. The ini-file reads like it is necessary for TWAIN data sources. So, it seems, that both files are "harmless" and are needed for the Webcam to wo rk properly - at least that´s what I hope. Both files have been installed in Windows-folder and in Program Files Shar
MSI Star Cam tray application
msi star cam 370i connected taskbar icon
This is the tasktray applet for changing the webcam properties for the MSI StarCam. Can be shut off by right clicking the brown webcam icon and clicking exit.
I think it belongs to my Webcam
It is a not needed part, (maybe a trojan horse)of Clip Webcam Typhoon, your can through it out.
Belongs to MSI web cam software but could be a trojan horse check link for more info
  0wn3d   (further information)
something for the webcam. does nothing at all ..
Seems to have come along with a Sunvision.com.cn webcam, or something else camera related.
I use a webcam that the software that tsnpstd3.exe uses. It causes severe slow down from time to time, but no additional problems arise.
  Eric Schuetz  
I don't know if this is related to process vsnpstd3.exe installed with MSI Starcam? If so it's harmless.
webcam software
This file has only shown up for me in startup when i have installed my MSI Star Cam 370i webcamera and it is the monitoring for the camera
Yes - definately installed as webcam software.
  Craig Duncan  
belongs to a Fujitsu Siemens webcam. Starts itself via registry HKLM...Run. Is not even required for using the camera!
  Bernhard Hiller  
this is installed with USB PC Camera (SN9C120)
Recently i bought a webcam and my msconfig startup add 2 more line, tsnpstd3 and vsnpstd3. I think this file manage webcam.
i bought a jvc pc camera and when i installed it i saw this tsnpsttd3 icon on my task bar i open it and found that i can zoom in or out my cam with it and also change the frames but after some days it stoped working and i m so worried abt it i want to zoom in but i cant plz help
13 May 2009. tsnpstd3.exe, vsnpstd3.exe & FixCamera.exe are all harmless files. They originate from a company called "Sonix". This company manufactures & programs the chips that control many types of webcam. If you have installed the relevent webcam, then these files will run on startup. Only worry if you haven't installed a webcam. Dave UK
  Dave UK  
I see it since I've installed my USB-Microscope
I've just installed a Typhoon Easycam 1.3 Mpix webcam which has placed a HKLM:Run entry into the registry for file C:\WINDOWS\tsnpstd3.exe. There have been no issues related to this file being infected with a virus at all.
It's a webcam driver
Its a Web CAM file
It's a webcam driver 262,144 bytes

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of tsnpstd3.exe: based on 24 votes with 25 user comments.
11 users think tsnpstd3.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks tsnpstd3.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade tsnpstd3.exe ("not sure about it").

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