What is picpick.exe?

The genuine picpick.exe file is a software component of PicPick by NTeWORKS.
"picpick.exe" is the main executable for the program PicPick. It runs the software, which features an advanced image editor with many features and also has a screen capture tool. NTeWORKS is a company that specifically designs software for Windows Operating Systems and strives to provide high-quality software with an easy-to-use interface.

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 picpick.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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Picpick.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with picpick
Picpick.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PicPick belongs to software PicPick by NTeWORKS.

Description: Picpick.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Picpick.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 4,816,896 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Picpick.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, connect to the Internet, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with picpick.exe occur, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of PicPick (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify picpick.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving picpick issues

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