What is TapButt.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 TapButt.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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TapButt.exe file information

The process known as TapButt belongs to software TapButt by unknown.

Description: TapButt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TapButt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TapButton\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 176,128 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The TapButt.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. TapButt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Toshiba's tablet PC utility that programs 4 softkeys on the side of the screen to perform a number of functions, based on the application running at the time. While some find the feature handy, others find it a nuisance,so it's a fair bet you can remove it.
  Tablet PC Evangelist   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TapButt.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TapButt issues

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