What is VTPreset.exe?

The genuine VTPreset.exe file is a software component of Savage Pro S3 graphic boards utility software by S3 Graphics.
“VTPreset.exe” is a driver file in Windows for Savage Pro S3 graphics boards and is known as Savage Pro S3 graphics board utility software. The file loads at startup and runs in the background, along with a user interface for configuration options. As a high quality video scaler with compensative motion control, “VTPreset.exe” decreases system resource usage while increasing high definition video quality verses other video cards that consume a lot of resources. It also controls the video output of an additional high definition display simultaneously with the main one, whether by mirroring or splitting. In addition, the file controls video scaling, motion control, and display settings like sharpness, color, hue, contrast, etc. S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. began in 1989 and later integrated a joint venture with Via Technologies while still maintaining the company name. They have transitioned from PC video systems to mobile video designs, but they still produce graphic acceleration software for PCs.

VTPreset stands for Via Technologies Preset

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 VTPreset.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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VTPreset.exe file information

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

The process known as VTPreset belongs to software S3 Graphics, Inc. Utilities by S3 Graphics (

Description: VTPreset.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VTPreset.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). VTPreset.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as VTPreset.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VTPreset.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

S3 graphics made the video card. This is starts a driver
This file came directly from windows update for the S3 graphics card
  Edwin H Kluge Jr  
Small startup file. No big deal. However, another reason to use Nvidia instead.
  Scott Wozniak  
monitor/display related

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Summary: Average user rating of VTPreset.exe: based on 9 votes with 4 user comments. 6 users think VTPreset.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving VTPreset issues

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