What does the htpatch.exe file do?
No data exists regarding the producer of the htpatch.exe process. An obsolete or defective version of htpatch.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- htpatch.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- htpatch.exe 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)
- htpatch.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module htpatch.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about htpatch.exe htpatch.exe
htpatch.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Htpatch.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 28,672 bytes.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. 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: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 80% 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 htpatch.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 htpatch?
|HTpatch.exe is part of the SiS AGP patch - BUT unless your processor (and motherboard) supports HyperThreading (HT) and this feature is enabled it will actually SLOW your graphics card by around 6% (further information...) |
|it does something to internet explorer... that's all i know.... |
|file is not detected as an infection by almost all antivirus softwares. BUT by purging the file from many systems helps me terminate many issues like slow systems. also i noticed that many systems infected by a spyware are containing the htpatch.exe file. One of the system i fixed was fixed by renaming a copy of any txt file by htpatch.exe right after deleting the real .exe file. the spyware just stop regenarating after that manipulation of the htpatch.exe file. (further information...) |
Summary: 14 users judge htpatch.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted htpatch.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove htpatch.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if htpatch.exe (htpatch.exe) 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 htpatch.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for htpatch.exe 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 htpatch.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.