What is tclockex.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 tclockex.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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Tclockex.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tclockex
Tclockex.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TClockEx loader belongs to software TClockEx by Dale Nurden (

Description: Tclockex.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file tclockex.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 89,088 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Tclockex.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using tclockex.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of TClockEx (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

Freeware to enhance the taskbar clock (display 24-hour time, date, etc.)
  Philip Gump   (further information)
Task bar clock written by Dale Nurden
Freeware clock enhansment
  Jan J  
system tray clock enhancement
Excellent Utility to show time and date to your specifications on Windows task bar
Task bar clock written by Dale Nurden
  Arnold E.  
system clock enhancment (good tool)
Brilliant sys tray clock enhancement - download at link below
  Debbie H   (further information)
I really like knowing the day of the week,date,time. Especially useful when leaving a phone message, it's all just right there if that's the way I set it up, with time down to the second.
  Don B.  
I've used it for 10 years. Display date conventionally, but copy in ISO format to time stamp documents. Can't manage without it! Just make sure you install the gen. one. Set-up file is 467,894 bytes.
This is a very good program. Now if they can get it to work on W7
  Skip Royeton  

Summary: Average user rating of tclockex.exe: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments. 15 users think tclockex.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving tclockex issues

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