How to get rid of the Custom VirusSometimes the Custom file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Custom.exe
The Custom.exe process is also known as CUSTOM and is a part of PenPower Input Tool. This software is produced by PenPower (www.penpower.net). An obsolete or defective version of Custom.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CUSTOM has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CUSTOM 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)
- Custom.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Custom.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Custom.exe CUSTOM
Custom.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Custom.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 81,920 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: win.ini, Run). The Custom file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process hides the Custom file from Windows Explorer and anti-virus software. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. Custom.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 86% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find Custom.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about Custom?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall PenPower Input Tool
To remove CUSTOM from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for PenPower Input Tool in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Custom.exe (CUSTOM) 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 CUSTOM. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CUSTOM 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 Custom.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.