What is phraseexpress.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 phraseexpress.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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Phraseexpress.exe file information

The process known as PhraseExpress belongs to software PhraseExpress by Bartels Media GmbH ( or Bartels Media (

Description: Phraseexpress.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The phraseexpress.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 7,329,136 bytes, 6,244,688 bytes or 3,040,872 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Phraseexpress.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with phraseexpress.exe, you might want to do the following:

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If phraseexpress.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 3,794,256 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). Phraseexpress.exe is not a Windows system file.

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

Die Datei gehört zu einem Programm, welches Textbausteine speichert und zur Verfügung stellt. Ich weiß allerdings nicht, warum sich diese Datei ins Internet verbindet.
  Werner Tigges   (further information)
Lässt sich schwer deinstallieren, wenn man Schwierigkeiten mit den Textbausteinen hat.

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Best practices for resolving phraseexpress issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with phraseexpress. 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 phraseexpress.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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