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What is ipsmsnap.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The ipsmsnap.dll file or the Internet Protocol (IP) Security Monitor SnapIn has 405504 bytes of data for the 6.0.6000.16386 version. The ipsmsnap.dll file offers a corresponding option to the console-based computer management and analytic capabilities supplied by the IP security policy. Using the file ipsmsnap.dll, computer users can organize and view statistically or dynamically the IPsec main mode settings, rules, quick mode settings, configuration parameters and others that are related to IP security policy.

The IP in ipsmsnap.dll file is Internet Protocol, with one tiny part of its numerous abilities that of determining the uniqueness of Internet addresses several electronic devices use in order to recognize and communicate with different computer networks that utilizes the protocol of the Internet. It could also be called the computer address.

It also acts as the locator for another IP address and interacts with it. The IP address was created by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) that locates Internet programs for the Regional Internet Registries, in turn assigning addresses for local hosts.

The "sm" in ipsmsnap.dll file on the other hand means security monitor. The latter serves as computer filters that protect the computer against spyware, malware, viruses and other program attackers.

It also avails of an Internet security policy providing protection in the form of preserving the confidentiality of the address, as well as the availability and the integrity of electronic information, which is processed and stored on the system of computers.

The "snap" means Snap-Ins in ipsmsnap.dll file. Snap-Ins are collections composed of the smallest Internet program parts that form an Internet application in which the Internet Protocol was made.

There are ways to run ipsmsnap.dll file by clicking on the Start Menu, then clicking Run, typing MMC then OK. Click the file when it is open and click Add/Remove Snap-in then click Add. After doing that, click IP Security Monitor and click Add. Click Close and OK to finish. This will finally activate the ipsmsnap.dll file.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Windows OS

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1, Windows XP Professional Latest updates and Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 With Updates

Background DLL: Yes

Uses Network: Yes

Hardware Related: Yes

Common Path: C:\ Windows\ System32\ dllcache\ ipmsnap.dll

DLL Version: 6.0.6000.16386

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