"SNMP Trap - snmptrap.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "SNMP Trap" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "SNMP Trap" service related to snmptrap.exe?

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A

"SNMP Trap" is a Windows 7 service that "Receives trap messages generated by local or remote Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents and forwards the messages to SNMP management programs running on this computer. If this service is stopped, SNMP-based programs on this computer will not receive SNMP trap messages. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "SNMP Trap" service is provided by snmptrap.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "SNMP Trap" service:

Service name: SNMPTRAP
Display name: SNMP Trap
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

"SNMP Trap" service is provided by an EXE file called: snmptrap.exe:

Name: snmptrap.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe
Description: SNMP Trap
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 12.5 KB (12,800 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:14:39 PM

Disabling "SNMP Trap" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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