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What is SnippingTool.exe?

SnippingTool.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SnippingTool.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SnippingTool.exe file information

The process known as SnippingTool belongs to software Microsoft Snipping Tool or Erweiterungen für Microsoft by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: SnippingTool.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SnippingTool.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 68,296 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 68,312 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/snippingtool.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The SnippingTool.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with SnippingTool.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Microsoft Snipping Tool or Erweiterungen für Microsoft).

Recommended: Identify SnippingTool.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SnippingTool.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SnippingTool.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

SnippingTool.exe is a process from SnippingTool by Microsoft Corporation and part of Besturingssysteem Microsoft Windows

Summary: Average user rating of SnippingTool.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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