What is TBPANEL.exe?

The genuine TBPANEL.exe file is a software component of VTune Amplifier by Intel.
VTune Amplifier is a utility application for analysing the performance of 32 and 64-bit computers. TBPanel.exe runs a process to run the application in the system taskbar and tray. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. VTune Amplifier is a performance optimization tool developed by Intel that is used for processor performance analysis. VTune may be used to tune and overclock CPUs as well as GPUs (graphics processing units). The program also works with FPUs (floating point unit), threading, and memory, and can also be used to analyse C, C++, C#, Fortran, Java, Python, Go, and ASM assembly code. Intel is an American multinational company that designs and develops semiconductor technology. Intel stands for 'Integrated Electronics'. Intel is the world's highest valued semiconductor chip maker by revenue, generating over US $50 billion annually. The company was founded in 1968 by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. It was one of the few companies responsible for fostering the rapid growth of the personal computer industry. Intel is currently headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

TbPanel stands for Vtune Taskbar Panel

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 TBPANEL.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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TBPANEL.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TBPANEL
TBPANEL.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Vtune : Display Control Panel or EXPERTool : Display Control Panel or VDOTool : Display Control Panel belongs to software Vtune : Display Control Panel or EXPERTool or EXPERTool : Display Control Panel or VDOTool by Gainward Co ( or Palit Microsystems.

Description: TBPANEL.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TBPANEL.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Windows\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,158,592 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,154,496 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. TBPANEL.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) completely remove EXPERTool or Vtune (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) look for help on the website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

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If TBPANEL.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 15% dangerous. The file size is 2,173,744 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,039,808 bytes, 2,015,232 bytes or 2,088,960 bytes. TBPANEL.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. TBPANEL.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If TBPANEL.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 2,248,704 bytes. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The TBPANEL.exe file is not a Windows system file. TBPANEL.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to completely remove Vtune (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TBPANEL.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TBPANEL.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 dangerous, used with gainward video cards, lets you overclock them
overclocking tool ^^
control panel for gainward graphicscard
  MF   (further information)
Steuerungssoftware für Gainward Grafikkarte. Sinnvoll für das "overclocking", Einstellung der Lüfterkontrolle, Energieverbauch und andere wichtige Grafikkartenfunktionen
  Holger   (further information)
comes as part of VTune with Nvidia Geforce cards for overclocking
  Cyberman (PC Technician)  
TBPanel.exe is an additional utility program used for customizing and overclocking graphic card settings, It appears on the install discs and updates of a number of graphic card providers including Gainward, Pajit and the former XpertVision
Tool zum Einstellen verschiedener Dinge, um Leistung einer Nvidia Grafikkarte anzupassen oder zu optimieren.
TBPanel.exe is low in resources application witch shows the status of you graphics card or other hardware, A technician put it onto my computer when he changed my graphics card after a service call i made... Seems to be ok, it just let you make settings about your hardware and she its performance. Maybe he just forgot to uninstall it or it is needed for my pc to work, i have no idea. Ill keep it till ill format again.
  Zizo   (further information)
Gainward NVidia Chipset graphic tool
after i kill that come another hpvy.exe

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TBPANEL.exe: based on 10 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think TBPANEL.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TBPANEL issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TBPANEL. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TBPANEL.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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