What does the SNM.exe file do?
The SNM.exe process is also known as SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware and is a part of SpyNoMore. This software is produced by Illysoft (www.spynomore.com). An obsolete or defective version of SNM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SNM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SNM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SNM.exe SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware
SNM.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SNM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,067,984 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. SNM.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves SNM.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about SNM?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall SpyNoMore
To remove SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SpyNoMore in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SNM.exe (SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SpyNoMore Anti-Spyware or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SNM.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.