What does the TabUserW.exe file do?
The TabUserW.exe process is also known as TABUSERW and is a part of Wacom Technology, Corp. TABUSERW. This software is produced by Wacom Technology (www.wacom.com). An obsolete or defective version of TabUserW.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TABUSERW has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TABUSERW 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)
- TabUserW.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TabUserW.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TabUserW.exe TABUSERW
TabUserW.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TabUserW.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (47% of all these files), 77,824 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The TabUserW file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). For this reason, 47% 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 TabUserW.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 TabUserW?
|Wacom tablet user profile settings. Allows multiple users to have different functionality with one tablet on a computer with multiple user accounts. |
|Wacom tablet driver |
|Driver for Wacom Tablet |
|If there are no multiple users to have different functionality with one tablet on a computer with multiple user accounts there's no reason to waste memory with this one. |
|required for wacom graphic tablet to work with absolute cursor positioning, pressure and tilt information as well as high data rate and high resolution |
Summary: 12 users judge TabUserW.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted TabUserW.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Wacom Technology, Corp. TABUSERW
To remove TABUSERW 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 Wacom Technology, Corp. TABUSERW in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if TabUserW.exe (TABUSERW) 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 TABUSERW. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TABUSERW 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 TabUserW.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.