• Not necessary program

    PTSNOOP.EXE Information

    This is a valid program but it is not required to run on startup.

    This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

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    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    These descriptions I've come across - all valid as far as I can see :- (1) Program installed with some modems that monitors the COM ports for the modem driver. Not required from what I've read - may need a registry edit to get rid of it (2) Backdoor trojan virus that copies itself as PTSNOOP.EXE -see here for more info(3) Apparently the people who put it out claim it's a driver for a Voice modems (don't know who they are though - Ed) Note: If using AOL and you disable this you may lose your connection or lock up (4) Can also be an older Logitech scanner program. Remove from the Win.ini tab under Load='path'PTSNOOP and the System.ini tab under drivers='path'ptrtkr.drb. Can cause parallel port conflicts big time dragging system resources way down when a conflict exists (5) Allows audio monitoring of modem phone dialling tones and can be useful if you have connection problems (6) Karen Kenworthy's Snooper - "logs the start and stop time of all programs run under Windows"
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