What is twext.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 twext.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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Twext.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with twext
Twext.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process twext.exe has no identifications of its developer.

Description: Twext.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Twext.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 190,464 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 173,056 bytes, 222,208 bytes, 462,848 bytes or 1,063,936 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Twext.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as twext.exe. Therefore, you should check the twext.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

To delete it manually: use regedit an make a new entry in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, name it a (it is essential that the name is lower than that of twext.exe which is userinit) and set the value to e.g. c:\users\i\appdata\roaming\a.bat The contents of this bat-file is a rename: ren c:\users\i\appdata\roaming\twext.exe twextexe Restart your computer and with good luck the file the exe is renamed and you can delete the entry for twext (userinit) in registry (it worked on my computer under Vista)
  Gottfried Forstner  
    (further information)
It eats up much of your PCs memory. 80% processor usage with nothing open.
  Josh Blake  
ZBot Trojaner.

Summary: Average user rating of twext.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think twext.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving twext issues

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