How to eliminate zntport driver problemsThe zntport.sys (zntport) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The zntport.sys process is also known as zntport and is a part of NTPort Library. This software is produced by Zeal SoftStudio (www.zealsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of zntport.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- zntport has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- zntport 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)
- zntport.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module zntport.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about zntport.sys zntport
zntport.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file zntport.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 6,080 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. This zntport.sys process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. zntport.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 33% 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 zntport.sys. 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 zntport?
|I was alerted to the file by AuditFailure event, I think it was installed on my Acer PC by the manufacturer and is probably ok. |
|It's a driver that allows programmers direct access to hardware ports in windows nt/2000/xp. It is located in the windows\system32 folder |
|It allows a program direct access to the printer port |
Summary: One user judges zntport.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted zntport.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall NTPort Library
To remove zntport 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 NTPort Library in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if zntport.sys (zntport) 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 zntport. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for zntport 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 zntport.sys 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.