What is textExtractor.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 textExtractor.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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TextExtractor.exe file information

The process belongs to software Yahoo! Desktop Search or X1 by X1 Technologies (

Description: TextExtractor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The textExtractor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 92,672 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 373,944 bytes, 86,016 bytes or 409,600 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. TextExtractor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Yahoo! Desktop Search or X1 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If textExtractor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 368,640 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. TextExtractor.exe is not a Windows system file. TextExtractor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of X1 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

textExtractor.exe is a sub-process of the X1 email indexing program
  Emory0   (further information)
Required for indexing for X1 application

Summary: Average user rating of textExtractor.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think textExtractor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving textExtractor issues

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