snmp.exe comes bundled with the Windows Operating System and enforces the Simple Network Management Protocol if the host is on any network. It helps the remote network administrators by listening to SNMP requests, gathering necessary information and redirecting them to the requester as necessary, especially on routers and hubs. In addition, it also helps invoking the snmptrap.exe which allows generating trap messages.
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Average user rating of snmp.exe:
based on 27 votes. Read also the 19 reviews.
614 users ask for this file.
16 users rated it as not dangerous.
6 users rated it as neutral.
3 users rated it as little bit dangerous.
2 users rated it as dangerous.
1 user didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about snmp.exe: |
| Microsoft SNMP Agent is a kind of proxy Alex|
| Its all gd God|
| SNMP means Simple Network Management Protocol. See also: Link synt|
| "Simple Management Network Protocol" Management and Monitoring Tool under Windows Components usually used on Domains and company networks to keep track of company PC's, and PC information. Anthony|
| File snmp.exe is the Microsoft SNMP Agent service that allows you to configure and manage the SNMP (Simple Network Managament Protocol) compliant equipement in the network. See also: Link Hercimer|
| When snmp.exe is active in my WinXP computer, the CPU runs at 100% and remains so, even if no application is active. To avoid overheating, I stop it without any apparent negative consequences. It seems suspicious to me. Aggrieved|
| there is a loophole through windows firewall when this is corte_rojo_del_pelo|
| You can install or remove this process by using the adding or remove windows componants part of add remove programs its in there somewhere you will have to look Dave 'Haggis' Haysom|
| this is a program from windows, u can remove it by going into control panel -- add remove windows components -- select management and monitoring tools -- press details and uncheck the single network management protocol box. i´m not sure what this file do but i´m testing.. i can see some improvement in the internet connection but i´m not sure Rivit|
| SNMP is a protocol for remotely administrating a computer's network behavior. Unless your computer is being remotely administrated, there is no reason to have this agent running. I would suggest disabling it. See also: Link Mythobeast|
| Like any other network service, the greatest danger is not knowing how to, or just not configuring it properly. Link to Microsoft MSDN See also: Link D|
| error throw during patches installation. |
| SNMP.exe means SNMP See also: Link BGBLLS|
| SNMP.exe is Simple Network Management Protocol, and shouldn't be shut down, especially if you're on a network. Rooney|
| Windows system file See also: Link John Aiya|
| An executable file is not used for the Simple Management Network Protocol, it is built into TCP/IP and does not require an excution by Windows. It is a rouge file. darthvader! |
| SNMP process. If used with raidserv.exe it can cause high CPU loads. Possible workaround is disable SNMP in Raid Manager See also: Link Jeffrey Jones|
| management & monitors tools for microsoft.Not needed.Click start-all programs and go to accessories-across to-system tools then to disc cleanup.-More options and remome tick to fully stop. cacti|
| It always runs on startup and takes all my CPU!! Bad program, I end its task without a negative effect though.. Mike|
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