"snmptrap.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "snmptrap.exe" process on windows 8? Is the "snmptrap.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "snmptrap.exe" process?

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A

"snmptrap.exe" process represents "SNMP Trap" program, created by the "SNMP Trap" service.

"snmptrap.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   snmptrap

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "snmptrap.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
snmptrap.exe              3,024 K   SNMP Trap

Additional information about "snmptrap.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: snmptrap.exe
   Location: C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe
   Description: SNMP Trap
   Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
   Size: 14848 bytes
   Last modified: 7/25/2012 11:08:45 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\Windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\system32\NSI.dll
C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll

"snmptrap.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "snmptrap.exe" process.

 

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