VTTimer.exe is a component of a suite of tools called the ""S3 Screentoys"", which is installed as part of the driver package for S3 graphics chipsets. This program provides diagnostic capabilities to troubleshoot problems with S3 graphics chips, and also implements extra features specific to S3 products. While it can be terminated, this is not recommended as you'll lose access to the full functionality of your hardware.
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|All comments about VTTimer.exe: |
| for onboard video card..... |
| part of S3 video driver |
| The vttimer.exe process is part of Via Gaphics hardware drivers. Shuvam Das|
| This was installed via a Windows Update of the video drivers on my computer, It is a Compaq Presario SR1130NX. Other sites told me what the heck it was. MY actual file says this about it. 53248 Bytes, Ver 1.04.06-1020, Internal name S3Timer. Temesi E|
| well, I get less errors if I turn it off, to be honest. I usually get these errors when playing heavy games like Half-Life 2. It sometimes even shuts my computer down randomly. If you're experiencing this kind of proble, turning off the vttimer may probably help fix it. dmleet|
| part of S3 video driver sv7ser|
| On a compaq pressario that is loaded with hp + compaq BLOATware...dunno if its NEEDED, but my guess is that it is not absolutely necessary...i will keep it though just in case SkaDood|
| Downloaded directly from FIC's FTP server. No positive respose of Spybot nor AdAware nor NOD32 See also: Link Anne|
| It is not an essential for the S3 graphics cards but is not advised to be terminated of removed unless it is causing compatability problems |
| vttimer.exe is installed alongside the drivers for S3 chipsets and adds increased diagnostics and functionality for these products. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Subin Fernandez|
| it is part of VIA's motherboard intergrated graphic chips. it can also be found on some asus motherboards and can be used in some compaqs. Kyle.|
| it's a driver update - will harm nothing to turn it off. I have it on my HP Pavilion a532x (i have onboard grapics card) on a healthy computer it should not cause errors nor use alot of ram IT Tech in Training|
| Its part of s3 video graphics drivers for the onboard graphics like via chrome graphics. Jake|
| It's harmless, you can turn it off with MSConfig but if you get problems just turn it back on :) TimeParadoX|
| I know it has to do with my onboard video driver RadRob|
| part of S3 video driver |
| a utility for S3 video chip set on my HP a510n; since I don't use graphics or games very much I can remove it but if your computer is running OK, you can leave it alone and assume it must be there for a reason or HP wouldn't have spent time and money to make it and put it on the computer! Larry Holmes|
| Keylogger - Almost always at %windir%/system32/spolscv/ dir (ocult) See also: Link Neo Tyrael|
| its apart of motherboard Pc chips See also: Link basemrimawi|
| I don't know all it does but I do know ONE thing. Apparently it handles standby mode. If I stop this process my computer's display remains black after waking up from standby (only tried S3 mode). dolf|
| An error message pops up after boot up.If i click anything on this window,blue screen appears and windows crashes. Jake|
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