What is VM30xSnap.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 VM30xSnap.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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VM30xSnap.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with VM30xSnap
VM30xSnap.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Vimicro belongs to software VM_STI by Vimicro (

Description: VM30xSnap.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VM30xSnap.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 77,824 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The VM30xSnap.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The VM30xSnap.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VM30xSnap.exe. Therefore, you should check the VM30xSnap.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 VM30xSnap issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VM30xSnap. 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 VM30xSnap.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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