What is VisualTaskTips.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 VisualTaskTips.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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VisualTaskTips.exe file information

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

The process known as Visual Task Tips or Thumbnail preview images for your taskbar belongs to software Visual Task Tips by

Description: VisualTaskTips.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VisualTaskTips.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 36,352 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. VisualTaskTips.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to consult’s Customer Service for advice, see if there is a newer version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Visual Task Tips).

Recommended: Identify VisualTaskTips.exe related errors

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

Shows a preview of the window when you keep the cursor over a task in the taskbar.
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Windows extension
Shows a preview of the window when you keep the cursor over a task in the taskbar.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of VisualTaskTips.exe: based on 13 votes with 4 user comments. 10 users think VisualTaskTips.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving VisualTaskTips issues

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