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Should I remove PhotoPad Foto-Editor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,417
United States Rank #31,423
Reach 0.0142%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 52.62 days
437.68 days >
Average installed length: 229.97 days


3.17 2.87%
3.04 5.38%
2.86 6.09%
2.79 10.04%
2.41 59.14%
2.36 8.24%

Other programs by NCH Software

PhotoPad Foto-Editor

What is PhotoPad Foto-Editor?  (from NCH Software)

PhotoPad picture editing software is a free digital photo editor for Windows. PhotoPad Photo Editor is completely free to use, and we encourage you to try our other graphics software including PhotoStage Slideshow Creator to combine your digital photos into custom video slideshows when you've finished editing.


PhotoPad Foto-Editor is a software program developed by NCH Software. The most common release is 2.41, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named photopad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,781,643 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 74% of users of PhotoPad Foto-Editor come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.
PhotoPad Foto-Editor has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com/photoeditor/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\PhotoPad
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\PhotoPad\photopad.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PhotoPad Foto-Editor

Program executable:photopad.exe
PhotoPad Foto-Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\photopad\photopad.exe
Additional files:
  • photopadsetup_v2.30.exe - PhotoPad (PhotoPad Foto-Editor)
  • photopadsetup_v2.36.exe
  • photopadsetup_v2.41.exe
  • photopadsetup_v2.79.exe
  • photopadsetup_v2.86.exe
  • photopadsetup_v3.04.exe
  • photopadsetup_v3.17.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • photopad.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PhotoPadDowngrade'.

How do I remove PhotoPad Foto-Editor?

You can uninstall PhotoPad Foto-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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PhotoPad Foto-Editor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 PhotoPad Foto-Editor.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.54%
Windows 10 41.58%
Windows XP 3.94%
Windows Vista 3.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.66%
Windows 10 Home 19.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.68%
Windows 8.1 11.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.78% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 73.78%
  United States 13.99%
  Austria 6.64%
  Switzerland 3.15%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  United Kingdom 0.70%
  Spain 0.35%
  Italy 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.29%
Medion 21.66%
Hewlett-Packard 12.74%
ASUS 12.10%
Dell 7.64%
Lenovo 5.10%
Toshiba 5.10%
American Megatrends 1.91%
Samsung 1.91%
Intel 1.27%
Sony 1.27%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.13%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 2.48%
ASUS All Series 2.48%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.65%
Acer Aspire E1-571G 1.65%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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