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What percent of users and experts removed it?
31% remove it69% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,195
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.04 days
561.71 days >
Average installed length: 295.13 days


5.37 40.91%
5.13 27.27%
4.31 16.67%

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RecordPad - Enregistreur audio

What is RecordPad - Enregistreur audio?  (from NCH Software)

RecordPad is a simple, yet robust sound recorder for Windows PC. Record notes, voice and other audio to MP3, WAV or AIFF. Includes voice activated recording and system-wide hot keys to allow keyboard control over recording while working in other programs. Find and Play recordings by format, date, duration and size. It ...  Read more


RecordPad - Enregistreur audio is a software program developed by NCH Software. The most common release is 5.37, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 recordpad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,944,166 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 46% of users of RecordPad - Enregistreur audio come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Canada.
RecordPad - Enregistreur audio 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Recordpad
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Recordpad\recordpad.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RecordPad - Enregistreur audio

Program executable:recordpad.exe
RecordPad - Enregistreur audio
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\recordpad\recordpad.exe
Additional files:
  • recordpadsetup_v4.16.exe - RecordPad (RecordPad - Enregistreur audio)
  • recordpadsetup_v4.31.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.13.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.15.exe - RecordPad Sound Recorder
  • recordpadsetup_v5.37.exe
  • rpsetup_v4.06.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • mp3el.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • recordpad.exe is scheduled as a task named 'recordpadShakeIcon' (Next runs on 30/01/2020 at 15:52).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • recordpad.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Recordpad' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Recordpad\recordpad.exe" -logon.

How do I remove RecordPad - Enregistreur audio?

You can uninstall RecordPad - Enregistreur audio 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 RecordPad - Enregistreur audio, 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 RecordPad - Enregistreur audio.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 31%
Keep it 69%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.24%
Windows 10 40.30%
Windows XP 5.97%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.58%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 45.71%
  United States 22.86%
  Canada 10.00%
  Belgium 8.57%
  MA 5.71%
  TN 2.86%
  Switzerland 2.86%
  RE 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Acer 20.93%
ASUS 16.28%
Samsung 13.95%
Dell 6.98%
Sony 4.65%
Medion 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S1300 3.57%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.57%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.79%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.79%

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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