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What does the PrintScreen.exe file do?

The PrintScreen.exe process is also known as Gadwin PrintScreen and is a part of Gadwin PrintScreen. This software is produced by Gadwin Systems (www.gadwin.com). An obsolete or defective version of PrintScreen.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 PrintScreen.exe Gadwin PrintScreen

PrintScreen.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PrintScreen.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,842,384 bytes (50% of all these files), 495,616 bytes or, as the case may be, 487,424 bytes.
The PrintScreen file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). PrintScreen.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 48% 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 PrintScreen.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 PrintScreen?

Fine software for "picture screen grabing" (freeware). Gotta have it!
ciril
Not dangerous at all. Cool soft !
Ces (SPAIN )
Useful screen capture program. (further information...)
PeterWoodx
Simply put, it's one of the best computer feature one can imagine!
Flamarion Almeida
Using it several years to save paper recording the secreen isntead to print it
Alberto Donoso
Takes screenshots of your desktop, I assume it's safe but I run it sandboxed and not allowed to access the internet.
anonymous

Summary: 3 users judge PrintScreen.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Gadwin PrintScreen

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To remove Gadwin PrintScreen 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 Gadwin PrintScreen in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if PrintScreen.exe (Gadwin PrintScreen) 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 Gadwin PrintScreen. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Gadwin PrintScreen 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 PrintScreen.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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