What is InputPersonalization.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 InputPersonalization.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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InputPersonalization.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with InputPersonalization
InputPersonalization.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Input Personalization Server belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original InputPersonalization.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. InputPersonalization.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 383,488 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 198,656 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. InputPersonalization.exe is a Microsoft signed file. It is a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as InputPersonalization.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the InputPersonalization.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

Task found on Tablet PCs running Windows Vista. You either have the Handwriting Recognizer (also called Handwriting Recognition Personalization Tool or Input Personalization) currently open and you are training your Tablet PC to recognize your handwriting, or you are currently entering free-hand text on your Tablet PC and the Handwriting Recognizer is running in the background automatically converting your handwriting to machine understandable text.
  Mike   (further information)
non-essential.. just end process if running
i know been having problems duplicate files files cant open stuff running that shouldnt be.could not get in this one until i right clicked got the veiw . ran accross this tab pc. close as i can figure i have somethig conected to a virtual and key board is set to copy key strokes
Probably for Tablet Handwriting Recogniser
It is a file, mthat is used by windows for HP touch screen desktop computers, which enables you to use the screen to type in stead of the keyboard!
  Dale F Curtin  
guyz inputpersonalization.exe is what its name itself suggest. It starts when you run any program that simulates input other than the mouse or keyboard. so opening the virtual keyboard, using a digi pen, or handwriting recognizer. it just helps the computer to take input from you using the apllication. its safe you can stop the process once you finish using the app. however for those using touch screens, it is absolutely essential because your touch interface depends completely on this file. take care guyz.

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Summary: Average user rating of InputPersonalization.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think InputPersonalization.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving InputPersonalization issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with InputPersonalization. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the InputPersonalization.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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