Is pptd40nt.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of pptd40nt.exe:









File purpose and description:

pptd40nt.exe is a file which may have arrived on your pc when your bought it, or it may have also been installed by you. The actual disk location is also shown below (where the file should be located on your disk), so always verify the location to make sure your file is not spyware or virus related. Pptd40nt.exe is a scanner related software program and the actual hard drive location where is should be located on your computer is listed below. This is part of the Scansoft software installation, and it goes by the name Paperport. This will also appear in your software startup list. This file is not considered adware, spyware, or virus related and it is considered safe. (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)
pptd40nt.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard disk at C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe -boot


General information:
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, pptd40nt.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 pptd40nt.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!