What does the ClipMate.exe file do?
The ClipMate.exe process is also known as ClipMate (Version 7, 6) and is a part of ClipMate Clipboard Extender. This software is produced by Thornsoft Development. An obsolete or defective version of ClipMate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ClipMate has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ClipMate has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ClipMate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ClipMate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ClipMate.exe ClipMate
ClipMate.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ClipMate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,000,320 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,719,744 bytes.
The ClipMate file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). ClipMate.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, Change the behavior of other applications, hide itself from other programs as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 31% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ClipMate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ClipMate?
|Clipboard extender (keeps DB of Ctrl-C) (further information...) |
|I agree with The Office Manager's comments this is a Great tool. |
Malibu wild life
Summary: 2 users judge ClipMate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall ClipMate Clipboard Extender
To remove ClipMate from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ClipMate Clipboard Extender in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ClipMate.exe (ClipMate) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ClipMate. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ClipMate or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ClipMate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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