What does the vmsnap3.exe file do?
The vmsnap3.exe process is also known as ZSMCSNAP or, as the case may be, Vimicro and is a part of ZSMCSNAP or, as the case may be, BIGDOG. This software is produced by ZSMCSNAP or, as the case may be, Vimicro (www.vimicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of vmsnap3.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ZSMCSNAP has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ZSMCSNAP 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)
- vmsnap3.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module vmsnap3.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about vmsnap3.exe ZSMCSNAP
vmsnap3.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file vmsnap3.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 49,152 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This vmsnap3.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 40% 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 vmsnap3.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 vmsnap3?
|I know that this virus is really dissapointing |
|Comes with webcam, takes up resources of pc - therefore lags it. |
|came with webcam software. ZSMCSNAP, 49.152 bytes, BIGDOG |
michael h00man howard
|his file is installed with the drivers from the somikon webcam. The file runs tohether with domino.exe. Neither vmsnap3.exe nor domino.exe are nesseccary to run the webcam. I had no problems after disableling both. |
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall ZSMCSNAP or BIGDOG
To remove ZSMCSNAP from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ZSMCSNAP or BIGDOG in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if vmsnap3.exe (ZSMCSNAP) 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 ZSMCSNAP. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZSMCSNAP 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 vmsnap3.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.