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What is TabTip.exe?

TabTip.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if TabTip.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

TabTip.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Tablet PC Component or Tablet PC Input Panel Accessory belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: TabTip.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. TabTip.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 271,872 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 181,760 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/tabtip.exe.html 
The TabTip.exe file is a Windows core system file. TabTip.exe is a Microsoft signed file. The program has no visible window. TabTip.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

  • "TabletTip" can run at start up. The Microsoft Tablet PC Input Panel converts handwriting to text dynamically, and you can make corrections quickly and easily before inserting text

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TabTip.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TabTip.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

interferes with tablet drivers
You have the Tablet PC Input Panel currently open. The Input Panel, also called Virtual Keyboard is the Tablet PC application which enables the user to enter text in free hand (which the Tablet PC converts to regular text).
  Mary   (further information)
windows 7 just notified me 100% of a processor was in use because of tabtip

Summary: Average user rating of TabTip.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments.
One user thinks TabTip.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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