What is vsnpt513.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 vsnpt513.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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Vsnpt513.exe file information

The Snapshot Viewer process contains no information about its author.

Description: Vsnpt513.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The vsnpt513.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Vsnpt513.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Vsnpt513.exe is not a Windows system 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 vsnpt513.exe. Therefore, you should check the vsnpt513.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

Apparently its a Microsoft based file
  Andre Coleman   (further information)
The file is a snapshot viewer utility, I think may come bundled with generic webcams
  Ian Guy  
it is a generic webcam driver utility that allows you to capture images from a webcam using the hardware capture button
Microsoft Snapshot Viewer
its a webcam driver
it belongs 2 my webcam, dunno why its even on start up in the first place
web camera software file
its definately installed with the webcam driver.
this file would only be of significance if you wanted the button on your camera to work, if you don't use it, then you won't miss the helper app

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of vsnpt513.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 4 users think vsnpt513.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. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving vsnpt513 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vsnpt513. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the vsnpt513.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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