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What is TextPad.exe?

TextPad.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 TextPad.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.

TextPad.exe file information

The process known as TextPad belongs to software TextPad by Helios Software Solutions (www.textpad.com).

Description: TextPad.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TextPad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,900,544 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,941,504 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/textpad.exe.html 
The TextPad.exe file is not a Windows core file. TextPad.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify TextPad.exe related errors

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

This is a programers' text editor. I have used for years with no ill effects.
  Doug Schueths   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TextPad.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks TextPad.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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