What does the OpenWith.exe file do?
The OpenWith.exe process is also known as Pick an app and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of OpenWith.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Pick an app has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Pick an app 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)
- OpenWith.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OpenWith.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OpenWith.exe Pick an app
OpenWith.exe is part of Windows. OpenWith.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 101,280 bytes (80% of all these files), 88,280 bytes, 87,296 bytes, 91,936 bytes or, as the case may be, 80,600 bytes.
This file is part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 2% 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 OpenWith.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 OpenWith?
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 the program
To remove Pick an app 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OpenWith.exe (Pick an app) 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 Pick an app. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Pick an app 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 OpenWith.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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