What is RegisterDropHandler.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 RegisterDropHandler.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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RegisterDropHandler.exe file information

The process known as REGISTERDROPHANDLER MFC Application belongs to software REGISTERDROPHANDLER Application by unknown.

Description: RegisterDropHandler.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RegisterDropHandler.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\ScannerU\TBRIDGE\BIN\ or C:\PROGRAM FILES\TEXTBRIDGE PRO 9.0\Bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,528 bytes (55% of all occurrences) or 23,040 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. RegisterDropHandler.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TextBridge Pro or TextBridge Classic).

Recommended: Identify RegisterDropHandler.exe related errors

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

Not sure of the exact function, but it load with a TextBridge install.
  Charlene D.  
think it came with my Pagis Pro ScanSoft scanner
Is just anoying to have in the system, when installing Scansoft Scanner suite (Pagis Millenium Ed), TextBridge is installed as part of normal functioning for Pagis Millenium Edition. well, register software after install and it will not bother again, or prevent starting from within Taskmanager by removing check mark..
  Francisco Ramirez  
It loaded with my Mustek scanner [ textbridge ]
Part of the OCR software TextBridge Pro 9.0
Part of the OCR software TextBridge Pro 9.0
RegisterDropHandler.exe is a necessary function of the textbridge document scanning software and accompanys most scanner software packages
  Phil D.   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RegisterDropHandler.exe: based on 18 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think RegisterDropHandler.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade RegisterDropHandler.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving RegisterDropHandler issues

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