What does the snmp.exe file do?
The snmp.exe process is also known as SNMP Service or, as the case may be, Servicio SNMP and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of snmp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SNMP service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SNMP service 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)
- snmp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module snmp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about snmp.exe SNMP service
snmp.exe is part of Windows. Snmp.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 33,280 bytes (69% of all these files), 32,768 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This file is part of the operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This snmp.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 8% 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 snmp.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 snmp?
|Microsoft SNMP Agent is a kind of proxy |
|Its all gd |
|SNMP means Simple Network Management Protocol. (further information...) |
|"Simple Management Network Protocol" Management and Monitoring Tool under Windows Components usually used on Domains and company networks to keep track of company PC's, and PC information. |
|File snmp.exe is the Microsoft SNMP Agent service that allows you to configure and manage the SNMP (Simple Network Managament Protocol) compliant equipement in the network. (further information...) |
Summary: 16 users judge snmp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted snmp.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows
To remove SNMP service 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 the program or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if snmp.exe (SNMP service) 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 SNMP service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SNMP service 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 snmp.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.