What is TabUserW.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 TabUserW.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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TabUserW.exe file information

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

The process known as TABUSERW belongs to software Wacom Technology, Corp. TABUSERW by Wacom Technology (

Description: TabUserW.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TabUserW.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32—e.g. C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 132,656 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The TabUserW.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If TabUserW.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The TabUserW.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with TabUserW.exe, you could also uninstall the software Wacom Tablet Driver or Pilote de tablette Wacom using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

Wacom tablet user profile settings. Allows multiple users to have different functionality with one tablet on a computer with multiple user accounts.
Wacom tablet driver
Driver for Wacom Tablet
If there are no multiple users to have different functionality with one tablet on a computer with multiple user accounts there's no reason to waste memory with this one.
  Handy Cohen  
required for wacom graphic tablet to work with absolute cursor positioning, pressure and tilt information as well as high data rate and high resolution
Installs with WaCom's Tablet load
showed up after i installed. a wacom table! go figure
This file is for your Wacom Tablet. No Risk.
A driver used for functionality with a wacom tablet, no risk at all.
it killed my pc and it would not turn on again.
Wacom tablet driver
Keeps Wacom tablet running
come with wacom intuous drivers
Absolutely NOT malware. Wacom Tablet user profile settings. Not needed if single-user all users share same tablet settings. The default installation installs C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe and places a shortcut to this .exe in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Absolutely NOT malware

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Summary: Average user rating of TabUserW.exe: based on 19 votes with 14 user comments. 14 users think TabUserW.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think TabUserW.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving TabUserW issues

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