What is PSPad.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 PSPad.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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PSPad.exe file information

The process known as PSPad editor or PSPad - advanced editor belongs to software PSPad or PSPad editor by Prog-Soft s.r.o.

Description: PSPad.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PSPad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,933,696 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 3,479,552 bytes. 
The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The PSPad.exe file is not a Windows system file. PSPad.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with PSPad.exe, you may want to completely remove PSPad editor (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If PSPad.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 3,792,896 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The PSPad.exe file is not a Windows core file. PSPad.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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

Programmier Editor für alle Sprachen (Freeware)
  Oliver Sahr   (further information)
programmer's editor - syntax highlighting, HTML editor. pretty cool - very lightweight and contains no viruses or spyware
  blashyrk   (further information)
I use it every day.
  Nick Gould  

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

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Best practices for resolving PSPad issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PSPad. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 PSPad.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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