What is tintsetp.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 tintsetp.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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Tintsetp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tintsetp
Tintsetp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Tintsetp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tintsetp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 455,168 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 532,992 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. Tintsetp.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

tintsetp.exe is a process which belongs to Microsoft Language Support (IME). This program is non-essential process to the running of the program, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
Pointless unles you need the language support
Its important for Windows Extra Languages.Don't extreminate it or you'll get Probelsm
  SourceRadio   (further information)
why is it on this pc and not the others
hidden, can be virus

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of tintsetp.exe: based on 10 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think tintsetp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade tintsetp.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving tintsetp issues

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