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Should I remove RecordPad Sound Recorder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,905
United States Rank #5,721
Reach 0.0624%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.39 days
453.89 days >
Average installed length: 238.48 days


8.01 0.08%
5.35 18.37%
5.28 10.73%
5.15 9.27%
5.13 0.08%
5.12 4.63%
4.32 15.69%
4.29 2.36%

Other programs by NCH Software

RecordPad Sound Recorder

What is RecordPad Sound Recorder?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (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


The most common release is 5.35, with over 46% 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 26 files and is usually about 2.21 MB (2,320,198 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Recordpad
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Recordpad\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RecordPad Sound Recorder

Program executable:recordpad.exe
RecordPad Sound Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\recordpad\recordpad.exe
Additional files:
  • recordpadsetup_v4.14.exe - RecordPad (RecordPad Audiorekorder)
  • recordpadsetup_v4.18.exe - RecordPad Sound Recorder
  • recordpadsetup_v4.27.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v4.29.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v4.32.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.12.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.13.exe - RecordPad - Enregistreur audio
  • recordpadsetup_v5.15.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.28.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v5.35.exe
  • recordpadsetup_v8.01.exe
  • rpsetup_v4.09.exe
  • rpsetup_v4.13.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • rpsetup_v4.06.exe
  • mp3el.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • recordpad.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RecordpadSevenDays' (Next runs on 19/06/2015 at 03:09).
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 Sound Recorder?

You can uninstall RecordPad Sound Recorder 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 Sound Recorder, 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 Sound Recorder.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.22%
Windows 10 28.98%
Windows Vista 7.47%
Windows XP 6.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.18%
Windows 7 Professional 10.63%
Windows 10 Home 9.98%
Windows 8.1 7.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.92%
  United Kingdom 7.52%
  Canada 4.46%
  Australia 4.33%
  Germany 2.29%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  India 1.46%
  Belgium 1.46%
  France 1.34%
  Italy 1.27%
  Norway 0.83%
  Sweden 0.83%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Spain 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.85%
Dell 23.95%
Acer 16.19%
ASUS 11.02%
Toshiba 8.16%
Lenovo 3.81%
Intel 2.45%
Samsung 2.04%
American Megatrends 0.68%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
ASUS All Series 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.57%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.25%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.25%

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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