File purpose and description:
CNMNSST.exe is a file which most likely found its way onto your system by you installing it yourself, but this could also arrive preinstalled on your Windows computer. The correct file location is also listed at the bottom of this page. This is so you can verify it is the same file and location to match your file name and not some like named file placed elsewhere. Malware and virus programs often mimic a similiar named file in an attempt to fool you, so always verify the file name and folder location. This CNMNSST.exe software file is from Canon Inc., and it is called Network Scanner Selector. This will run whenever your Windows computer is rebooted and it will show in your processes list. This file is considered safe and is not virus or malware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe is where you will find this program on your hard drive.
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, cnmnsst.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of cnmnsst.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.