What is EditPad.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the EditPad.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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EditPad.exe file information

The process known as EditPad Lite belongs to software JGsoft EditPad Lite by JGsoft - Just Great Software.

Description: EditPad.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file EditPad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 430,608 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 473,088 bytes, 293,343 bytes or 275,575 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. EditPad.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall JGsoft EditPad Lite software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify EditPad.exe related errors

If EditPad.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 293,343 bytes. The program has a visible window. Some people think it is not dangerous. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows core file.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EditPad.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the EditPad.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Text Editor
Text editor, completely harmless freeware that is a slim, more useful alternative to Notepad
Better than Notepad text editor

Summary: Average user rating of EditPad.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think EditPad.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving EditPad issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with EditPad. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the EditPad.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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