What is vsnpstd3.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 vsnpstd3.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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Vsnpstd3.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vsnpstd3
Vsnpstd3.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CameraMonitor Application or CameraMonitor MFC Application belongs to software CameraMonitor Application by Sonix (

Description: Vsnpstd3.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vsnpstd3.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 827,392 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 339,968 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). There is no file information. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as vsnpstd3.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the vsnpstd3.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

webcam driver
This is a Microsoft utility for managing the properties of webcam input. It includes filters and special effects. It has been included since Windows XP
It is installed with the hp starter camera driver.
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Webcam file
Its just proscess from a camera : ) dont worry be haapy! : )
CameraMonitor App for sertain Webcam programs
It's a webcam driver used for most webcams. "snpst" stands for "snapshot". The application is NOT harmfull at all, but if you do not want it to start-up at booting your compu, just de-select it together with "tsnpstd3.exe" in your msconfig/startup window.
  Jack Hombergh  
CameraMonitor Application for webcam (A4tech in my case)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of vsnpstd3.exe: based on 37 votes with 9 reviews. 22 users think vsnpstd3.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks vsnpstd3.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 5 users don't grade vsnpstd3.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving vsnpstd3 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vsnpstd3. 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 vsnpstd3.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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