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Windows 7: What is Sniffer_GPU.exe?

23 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 - 64 bit OS Home Premium
What is Sniffer_GPU.exe?

And i'm about to stop the process. Will i get bluescreen cause i'm busy atm. I want to kill it cause it's
causing 30% CPU constant usage and i'm getting irritated because i want to play skyrim and this is getting
in the way of that BIG time. It's causing it to load ever so slowly. Why won't it just go away already?

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23 Sep 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Sniffer_GPU is an Adobe app that looks for your graphics card when you load a program like Photoshop, according to Google, and it can use a significant amount of CPU resources.

My suggestion: Don't load any Adobe programs prior to running Skyrim. Or, if Sniffer_GPU loads with Windows, run msconfig and disable it in the StartUp tab.

One site recommended that you reinstall your Intel graphics drivers to take the high CPU usage away. You could try that. If you are using a separate graphics card, you could also make sure that the drivers are up to date.
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 What is Sniffer_GPU.exe?

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