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What does the PadExe.exe file do?

The PadExe.exe process is also known as PadTouch Main and is a part of PadTouch. This software is produced by TOSHIBA (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of PadExe.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about PadExe.exe PadTouch Main

PadExe.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PadExe.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,089,589 bytes (46% of all these files), 1,077,301 bytes, 1,077,329 bytes, 1,019,904 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,077,322 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. PadExe.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 18% 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 PadExe.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 PadExe?

For Toshiba (maybe others) laptops. Toshiba describes it as "Dual Mode TouchPad lets you instantly launch email, Internet and so on - with just a touch." Should not be dangerous.
Toshiba Touch and Launch - offers easy movement and freedom of programs navigation with TouchPad

Summary: 2 users judge PadExe.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall PadTouch

PadExe.exe PadTouch Main fix

To remove PadTouch Main from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for PadTouch in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if PadExe.exe (PadTouch Main) 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 PadTouch Main. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PadTouch Main 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 PadExe.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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