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Should I remove PSPad editor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,913
United States Rank #6,736
Reach 0.1410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.40 days
513.24 days >
Average installed length: 269.67 days


VersionDistribution 0.04% 0.04% 0.22% 1.72% 1.98% 4.14% 4.21% 7.29% 36.47%

PSPad editor

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What is PSPad editor?

PSPad editor is a freeware text editor and source editor intended for use by programmers. PSPad has many software development-oriented features, such as syntax highlighting and hex editing, and is designed as a universal GUI for editing many languages including PHP, Perl, HTML, and Java. It integrates the use of many project formats for handling and saving multiple files. PSPad also edits UTF-8 encoded texts.

About  (from Jan Fiala)

PSPad editor is a programmers editor with support for multiple syntax highlighting profiles. It comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spellcheck option, auto-completion, and code explorer. The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (like Visual Basic,...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 81% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named pspad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 14.43 MB (15,132,377 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pspad.com
Help link: www.pspad.com/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PSPad editor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PSPad editor\Uninst\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PSPad editor

Program executable:pspad.exe
PSPad editor
Signed by:PSPad editor
Path:C:\Program Files\pspad editor\pspad.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Notepad.exe (by eraser ([email protected])) - notepad Application
  • ssleay32.dll - OpenSSL shared library
  • pspshellx64.dll - PSPad (Windows Explorer context menu extension for PSPad)
  • phpCB.exe
  • PSPadShell.dll
  • tidy.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • pspshellx64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'EditWithPSPad' with a class of {ED90173A-3B4C-4E7E-B9CF-79714425D4B5}.
  • PSPadShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PSPad' with a class of {8903F6C9-25E3-40AC-A98F-E6D35CD0469C}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PSPad.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PSPad editor' and executes as C:\Program Files\PSPad editor\PSPad.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PSPad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PSPad editor\PSPad.exe'.
  • PSPadShell.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\WINDOWS\Temp\~os5.tmp\rlvknlg.exe'.

How do I remove PSPad editor?

Quickly and completely remove PSPad editor from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PSPad editor 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 PSPad editor, 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 PSPad editor.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.47%
Windows 10 28.58%
Windows XP 8.64%
Windows Vista 3.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.24%
Windows 7 Professional 19.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.80%
Windows 10 Home 6.70%
Windows 10 Pro 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.52%
  Czech Republic 14.36%
  Germany 12.31%
  France 10.04%
  Italy 6.86%
  Slovakia 2.85%
  Taiwan 2.26%
  Canada 2.06%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Austria 1.68%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Poland 1.54%
  Spain 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.27%
Hewlett-Packard 24.54%
Acer 14.26%
ASUS 10.41%
Intel 3.91%
Lenovo 3.85%
Samsung 2.72%
Toshiba 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.79%
MSI 0.80%
Medion 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.46%
ASUS All Series 4.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.87%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.34%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.95%


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