What does the natspeak.exe file do?
The natspeak.exe process is also known as Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows and is a part of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Version 9, 12) or, as the case may be, Dragon SDK Client Edition (Version 9). This software is produced by Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com). An obsolete or defective version of natspeak.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking 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)
- natspeak.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module natspeak.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about natspeak.exe Dragon NaturallySpeaking
natspeak.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Natspeak.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,516,584 bytes (50% of all these files), 2,152,040 bytes, 5,003,664 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,971,240 bytes.
The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Natspeak.exe is capable of record keystrokes, hide itself from other programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 14% 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 natspeak.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 natspeak?
|NaturallySpeaking its a auto typing program SAFE |
|Dragon Naturally Speaking software |
|Very little except that I am a legitimate user and it is extremely useful, though I have some problems with W7 |
Summary: 2 users judge natspeak.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dragon NaturallySpeaking or Dragon SDK Client Edition
To remove Dragon NaturallySpeaking 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking or Dragon SDK Client Edition in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if natspeak.exe (Dragon NaturallySpeaking) 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 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 natspeak.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.