"SNMP Trap - snmptrap.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "SNMP Trap" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "SNMP Trap" service related to snmptrap.exe?

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A

"SNMP Trap" is a Windows 8 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. . "SNMP Trap" service is provided by snmptrap.exe program file.

Detailed information on "SNMP Trap" service:

Service name: SNMPTRAP
Display name: SNMP Trap
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe
Dependencies: None

"SNMP Trap" service is provided by a program called: snmptrap.exe:

Name: snmptrap.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe
Description: SNMP Trap
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 14848 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:45 AM UTC

Disabling "SNMP Trap" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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