What is ZSSnp211.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 ZSSnp211.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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ZSSnp211.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ZSSnp211
ZSSnp211.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ZSMCSNAP or ZSMC belongs to software ZSMCSNAP or BIGDOG by ZSMCSNAP or ZSMC.

Description: ZSSnp211.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ZSSnp211.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (62% of all occurrences) or 49,152 bytes. 
ZSSnp211.exe is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. ZSSnp211.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ZSSnp211.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the ZSSnp211.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

install with webcam driver
Seems to be the snapshot software fro my webcam. Caused lockup and hang problems in XP Pro till I disabled it.
  Tony Carr  
This software was installed with my new webcab
  Sylvain Mathieu  
Webcam software--take it or leave it.
It's installed with Vimicro Webcams
Web-Cam software
installed with the driver of my webcam
Vmicro webcam USB utility - allows the webcam to initiate data transfer to a program. Create a shortcut and start it manually when needed
webcam driver for webcam chip of ZS211. only required if you have that type webcam
Web camera driver component.
Its in my folder Vimicro USB Webcam.
Prevent using back and forward buttons from Logitech mouses in some programs.
webcam software for Tree webcam

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Summary: Average user rating of ZSSnp211.exe: based on 17 votes with 13 user comments. 6 users think ZSSnp211.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade ZSSnp211.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ZSSnp211 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ZSSnp211. 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 ZSSnp211.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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