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What is sniffer.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process sniffer.exe is part of the SystemWizard software developed by SystemSoft as a diagnostic and solution for various hardware and software problem in any PC with operating system Windows 95 and 98. The software can be purchased and downloaded from the site

Minimum system requirement for the SystemWizard application included an operating system of Microsoft Windows 95 and 98; Pentium II processor or higher; at least 32MB of RAM and 35MB of disk space. The GUI (graphic user interface) of the application required at least 256 colors for it to be displayed properly.

Once installed in the system, the process sniffer.exe will be located under C:/Program Files/Common Files/SystemSoft/and will be included in your startup group. The sniffer.exe process will have a startup registry value under the registry location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/.

Once active, the process will allocate a total of 1.4MB of RAM and virtual resources for the said application; and will place a shortcut icon on the system tray. A window will open when the icon is clicked which will prompt the user to answer some question regarding PC functionality before it will proceed with diagnosing and troubleshooting both the hardware and software of the system.

The SystemWizard will probe into the PC and find the cause of the problem and executes repair. If the problem cannot be repaired by the application, it will then connect to the SystemSoft server and search the database for possible solutions. The application is also capable of downloading EXEs and DLLs the PC needs to fix the problem.

The process sniffer.exe is not a required system component and can be disabled if necessary. To remove the process from the startup group, you may need to use MsConfig or WinTask. You may also use the Add/Remove Program applet in your Control Panel to remove the said application from your system.

Author: SystemSoft.

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Part Of: SystemWizard

Memory Usage: Medium. The process sniffer.exe has a total of RAM and virtual memory usage of 1.4MB when active in your system.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: Yes. The process sniffer.exe connects to the SystemSoft server through the internet to download DLLs and EXEs in case it detects a problem in the system.

Hardware Related: Yes. The process sniffer.exe, as well as the SystemWizard application, will detect and probe into various hardware like CD-Drive, Hard Disk, etc., for troubleshooting.

Common Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\SystemSoft\

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