What is ToolTipFixer.exe?

The genuine ToolTipFixer.exe file is a software component of ToolTip Fixer by NeoSmart Technologies.
ToolTipFixer.exe is an executable file that runs the ToolTipFixer, a patch for Windows that prevents tooltips from being hidden behind the taskbar. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. ToolTipFixer is a patch that repairs a bug that has been present in every Windows operating system since the time of Windows 95, causing the small yellow tooltip boxes to be partially or completely hidden behind the taskbar. ToolTipFixer patches this bug and fixes this problem once and for all. NeoSmart Technologies is an American company that develops and distributes simple utility software for the Windows platform. The company was established in 2004 and is currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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 ToolTipFixer.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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ToolTipFixer.exe file information

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

The process known as ToolTip Fixer belongs to software ToolTip Fixer by NeoSmart Technologies (

Description: ToolTipFixer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ToolTipFixer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,240 bytes (72% of all occurrences) or 61,952 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The ToolTipFixer.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall the software ToolTipFixer using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), look for help from the software company Neosmart or look for a new, improved version.

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

NeoSmart developed it to repair the chronic, recurring Windows problem of tooltips slipping behind the Taskbar. The standalone executable does exactly that. Tooltips come out from behind the Tasbar completely.
  Dan A Wilson   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ToolTipFixer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ToolTipFixer issues

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