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What is ptsnoop.exe ?

Hello EE,

Just checking my system out a bit, did the ol' "Cont" "Alt"
"Del" to see what programs were running in the background, and
I noticed a program called "ptsnoop.exe",  I have no idea where it came from or what it does.  Any ideas ?
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dew_associatesCommented:
PTSNOOP is a token program that waits for one of your programs to request that the COM port be opened. Then it makes sure that the drivers are loaded. The total memory impact is less than one meg of RAM. This is usually associated with a 56K V90 modem from US Robotics or a similar manufacturer.
Dennis
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Asta CuCommented:
Probably modem-related.  You may be loading it from your ini files.  Try this - Start - Run - MSCONFIG - then check your various start up files for this.  It's likely an old program loading from the load= statement or run= statement of your system.ini file.

Is it causing problems?  Are you using a modem which requires this?  More particulars, if you'd like more info.
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multisonikAuthor Commented:
Hello Dew and Astaec,

The program is not causing any problems, I was just curious. I dont remember installing it and since I have a cable modem, my pc as always "on-line". With a name like "ptsnoop" kinda like "snooping", it rang a bell with me to find out more about it. Better safe than sorry.

Thanks to both of you.  

Multi
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dew_associatesCommented:
Anytime Multi!
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Asta CuCommented:
Happy to help.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Thanks MoonDancer
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MoondancerCommented:
My pleasure, Dennis.
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