What is StyleXP.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 StyleXP.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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StyleXP.exe file information

The process known as StyleXP MFC Application or StyleXP Application belongs to software StyleXP or StyleXP Application by microsoft (

Description: StyleXP.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. StyleXP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (generally C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,372,160 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,159,168 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. StyleXP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with StyleXP.exe, you might want to uninstall the software StyleXP using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

Theme program for Windows XP. Once installed it stays!
is a program for a style your task
Not malicious. Modifies window themes and schemes.
    (further information)
After uninstalling, it does not reconfigure operating system automatic load.
It's an extremely malicious malware that runs in the background in co-ordination with the actual system pograms to confuse the Registry and dodge detection.

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Summary: Average user rating of StyleXP.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think StyleXP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think StyleXP.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving StyleXP issues

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