What is vsnphv71.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 vsnphv71.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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Vsnphv71.exe file information

The Snapshot Viewer process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Vsnphv71.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vsnphv71.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
The vsnphv71.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Vsnphv71.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Vsnphv71.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vsnphv71.exe. Therefore, you should check the vsnphv71.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

For Meade Lunar Planetary Imager
  S Lumpkin  
It is a webcam aplication, belongs to Rainbow driver
Believe this is a MS Access snapshot viewer
I have the Meade Lunar Planetary Imager program loaded on my notebook and this file runs in RAM whenever I start the computer.
  M. Smith - Palm Springs, CA  
Showed up after loading Meade Lunar Planetary Imager. I loaded LPI on 2 out of my 3 PC's. The 2 loaded with LPI have this Snapshot Viewer popup window upon bootup. Isolated popup to vsnphv71.exe
  H Ellingsen  
Part of the driver installation for the Meade LPI, yes.
packaged with var. camera/imaging apps. to produce bmp stills - along with eg. snphv71.ini snphv71.src dsnphv71.exe
Meade LPI .. running after install
Unless there is another application using this filename, I know for a fact it is part of the Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager) install.
It is installed with meade lunar planetary imager
  Danny, New Plymouth, NZ   (further information)
I have it and I have a Meade LPI
  Brett Kjell  

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Summary: Average user rating of vsnphv71.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments. 7 users think vsnphv71.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving vsnphv71 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vsnphv71. 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 vsnphv71.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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