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Should I remove TextPad 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,166
United States Rank #7,729
Reach 0.0413%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.52 days
591.78 days >
Average installed length: 310.93 days


6.5.0 0.86%
6.3.0 0.69%
6.2.2 46.11%
6.1.3 42.14%
6.1.1 0.17%
6.1.0 6.74%
6.0.0 3.28%

TextPad 6

What is TextPad 6?  (from Helios)

When just getting the job done is work enough, the last thing you need is to waste time having to learn yet another computer application. Your experience with other tools should be relevant to each new application, making it possible to sit down and use that new application right away. That's why TextPad® is so popular...  Read more


TextPad 6 is a program developed by Helios. The most used version is 6.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 4.15 MB (4,353,024 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 56% of users of TextPad 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.textpad.com
Help link: www.textpad.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\textpad 6\samples
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3F04067F-0DA5-4F48-9A89-6FCFD2A9E040}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.15 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by TextPad 6

  • ddeopn32.exe - TextPad (DDE Interface)
  • plumb.exe - Plumb (TextPad interface program for user tools)
  • shellext64.dll - TextPad 64-bit shell extension DLL
  • urifileopen.exe - URIFileOpen (Convert URI to filename & pass to TextPad)
  • shellext32.dll - TextPad 32-bit shell extension DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • shellext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {ABECE8A0-FF84-4efb-82AE-9B3181CE097D}.
  • shellext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {ABECE8A0-FF84-4efb-82AE-9B3181CE097D}.

How do I remove TextPad 6?

Quickly and completely remove TextPad 6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TextPad 6 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TextPad 6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TextPad 6.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.76%
Windows 8 14.14%
Windows XP 5.52%
Windows Vista 2.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.94%
Windows 7 Professional 21.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.36%
  United Kingdom 4.92%
  Germany 4.38%
  Italy 3.42%
  India 2.74%
  Canada 2.60%
  Brazil 1.92%
  France 1.50%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Australia 1.09%
  Switzerland 1.09%
  Malaysia 0.96%
  Norway 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.42%
Hewlett-Packard 24.74%
Acer 9.64%
ASUS 8.85%
Lenovo 5.21%
Samsung 4.69%
Toshiba 2.86%
Intel 2.08%
MSI 0.52%
Gateway 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.85%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.39%
Dell XPS 8500 2.44%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 1.95%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.95%


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