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Name: Ptsnoop
Filename: Ptsnoop.exe
Description: These descriptions I've come across - all valid as far as I can see :- (1) Program installed with some modems that monitors the COM ports for the modem driver. Not required from what I've read - may need a registry edit to get rid of it (2) Backdoor trojan virus that copies itself as PTSNOOP.EXE -see here for more info (3) Apparently the people who put it out claim it's a driver for a Voice modems (don't know who they are though - Ed) Note: If using AOL and you disable this you may lose your connection or lock up (4) Can also be an older Logitech scanner program. Remove from the Win.ini tab under Load='path'\PTSNOOP and the System.ini tab under drivers='path'\ptrtkr.drb. Can cause parallel port conflicts big time dragging system resources way down when a conflict exists (5) Allows audio monitoring of modem phone dialling tones and can be useful if you have connection problems (6) Karen Kenworthy's Snooper - "logs the start and stop time of all programs run under Windows"

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