What is VMSnap23.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 VMSnap23.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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VMSnap23.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with VMSnap23
VMSnap23.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process VMSnap23.exe has no company information.

Description: VMSnap23.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file VMSnap23.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 212,992 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 90,112 bytes. 
The VMSnap23.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. VMSnap23.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. VMSnap23.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VMSnap23.exe. Therefore, you should check the VMSnap23.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

Perhaps this file comes with ViMicrocam software. I bough that webcam wich is a chinese one. Before i installed it i never had troubles and didnĀ“t have the dialog window telling me that the process would be close.
  juan castellanos  
Bei mir ist vmsnap23.exe mit installiert worden in den augenblick dass ich die software fuer den webcam software von zolid 1.3 mp (aldi angebot 15aug. 2007) installiert habe , nachdem ich diese software wieder entfenrt habe , ist alles wieder oke , ausser das der webcam naturlich nicht verwendbar ist!!!!!!!!
  ton van Vroonhoven  
This file is used by Magical Snap marketed by Ashampoo. This is software allowing enhanced screen shots to be taken and is harmless.
  Stu Pybus  
I can confirm the connection to the ViMicrocam, I also installed a canyon webcam which commes with the embeded soft. A process called Domino.exe also commes with the webcam.
  anonym   (further information)
Yes, it comes with ViMicroCam. I use this software for my Canyon web cam and it's not malicious.
  Zoran   (further information)
Webcam driver software for VMicro VC0323
  james H   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of VMSnap23.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think VMSnap23.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade VMSnap23.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving VMSnap23 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VMSnap23. 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 VMSnap23.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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