What does the wordpad.exe file do?
The wordpad.exe process is also known as Windows Wordpad Application or, as the case may be, WordPad MFC Application and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wordpad.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Wordpad Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Wordpad Application 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)
- wordpad.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wordpad.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wordpad.exe Windows Wordpad Application
wordpad.exe is part of Windows. The file wordpad.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,247,040 bytes (22% of all these files), 4,583,424 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is a Windows system file. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. Wordpad.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 0% 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 wordpad.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 wordpad?
|WordPad MFC |
|wordpad mfc |
|wordpad.exe is a utility bundled with all versions of Microsoft Windows which offers a simple and free Word Processing application. In WordPad you can write your documents using the wide selection of Windows fonts, justify text, and insert pictures. WordPad only supports RTF format and TXT processing however. (further information...) |
Summary: 3 users judge wordpad.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Windows Wordpad Application 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 the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wordpad.exe (Windows Wordpad Application) 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 Windows Wordpad Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Wordpad Application 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 wordpad.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.