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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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4.7.2 91.96%
4.7.1 1.34%
4.7.0 6.70%

TextPad 4.7


TextPad 4.7 is a software program developed by Helios. The most common release is 4.7.2, 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 primary executable is named shellext.dll. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,866,240 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of TextPad come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.textpad.com
Help link: www.textpad.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\textpad 4\samples
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B510A987-487E-4C66-9F4F-D386AC275715}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TextPad 4.7

Program module:shellext.dll
Name:TextPad Add-On
TextPad shell extension DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\textpad 4\system\shellext.dll
TextPad shell extension DLL is part of TextPad, a text editor for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.
Additional files:
  • ddeopn32.exe - TextPad (DDE Interface)
  • plumb.exe - Plumb (TextPad interface program for user tools)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {2F25CF20-C569-11D1-B94C-00608CB45480}.

How do I remove TextPad?

You can uninstall TextPad 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 TextPad 4.7, 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 TextPad.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.93%
Windows XP 20.98%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 5.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.81%
Windows 7 Professional 15.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.98%
Windows 10 Home 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.12%
  Canada 5.21%
  India 4.56%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  SD 1.95%
  Australia 1.63%
  Israel 1.30%
  South Africa 0.98%
  Thailand 0.98%
  Greece 0.98%
  Iran 0.98%
  Germany 0.98%
  Belgium 0.65%
  France 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.35%
Hewlett-Packard 18.80%
Acer 7.52%
ASUS 7.52%
Intel 6.02%
Toshiba 5.26%
American Megatrends 4.51%
Lenovo 2.26%
Samsung 1.50%
MSI 0.75%
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Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.67%


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