What is wintab32.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 wintab32.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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Wintab32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wintab32
Wintab32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Wintab Digitizer Services (version 32-bit Server App.) or NexTab 32-bit Server App belongs to software Wintab Digitizer Services or NexTab by LCS/Telegraphics ( or GATI.

Description: Wintab32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wintab32.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes or 110,592 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The wintab32.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Wintab32.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wintab32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as wintab32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wintab32.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

Driver for Dynalink Freedraw Tablet
  Sander de Lange  
Drawing Tablet Driver
Graphics Tablet driver installed for KB Gear tablet. Tablet sucks tho.
Also driver for Acecad 9000 tablet
driver for Pentagram Quadpen Tablet
I have an Acecad tablet but the process is in system32 so im unsure
Tablet Driver, auto start on boot, not essential IMO
Acecat Flair driver (see INF file)
    (further information)
I agree that it appeared after install KB Gear tablet
Acecad Flair 2 drivers
  Matt Weaver   (further information)
It seems to be related to my new graphics tablet's pen's doubleclick button. I also suspect it of crashing Flash 8.
Need it to run a tablet
i know for sure that it's responsible for crashing adobe flash 8 & cs3
Graphics Tablet (Sandberg) driver.
Wintab32.exe crashes Adobe Flash v8 and up - Its related to acecad driver installation. To Fix: Just unload driver in Task Manager and carry on as usual. It's no big thing really
  roni f  
Aquatics ditizer driver Date 10/11/06 size 178,688
Used for graphics tablets. Essential for graphics tablet functionality.
  Matt Damon  

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Summary: Average user rating of wintab32.exe: based on 18 votes with 17 user comments. 12 users think wintab32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade wintab32.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving wintab32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wintab32. 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 wintab32.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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