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Should I remove TextPad 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,994
United States Rank #5,658
Reach 0.0613%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.43 days
602.69 days >
Average installed length: 316.67 days


5.4.2 49.05%
5.4.0 6.29%
5.3.1 21.42%
5.3.0 1.08%
5.2.0 16.54%
5.1.0 1.41%
5.0.3 3.97%
5.0.2 0.25%

TextPad 5

What is TextPad 5?  (from Helios)

When just getting the job done is work enough, the last thing you need is to waste time having to learn yet another computer application. Your experience with other tools should be relevant to each new application, making it possible to sit down and use that new application right away. That's why TextPad® is so popular...  Read more


TextPad 5 is a software program developed by Helios. The most common release is 5.4.2, 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 561 KB (574,464 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 57% of users of TextPad 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.textpad.com
Help link: www.textpad.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\textpad 5\samples
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B6EC7388-E277-4A5B-8C8F-71067A41BA64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 561 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TextPad 5

  • ddeopn32.exe - TextPad (DDE Interface)
  • plumb.exe - Plumb (TextPad interface program for user tools)
  • shellext32.dll - TextPad 32-bit shell extension DLL
  • shellext64.dll - TextPad 64-bit shell extension DLL
  • txpaddeu.dll - TextPad - German UI

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • shellext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {ABECE8A0-FF84-4efb-82AE-9B3181CE097D}.
  • shellext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {ABECE8A0-FF84-4efb-82AE-9B3181CE097D}.

How do I remove TextPad 5?

You can uninstall TextPad 5 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 5, 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 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.26%
Windows 10 11.90%
Windows XP 10.50%
Windows Vista 7.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.27%
Windows 7 Professional 21.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.84%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.19%
  United Kingdom 5.30%
  Germany 4.73%
  Canada 4.41%
  India 2.36%
  France 2.17%
  Australia 1.85%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Italy 1.09%
  Ireland 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.96%
  Norway 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.47%
Hewlett-Packard 26.43%
Acer 10.57%
ASUS 6.12%
Toshiba 5.84%
Intel 4.03%
Samsung 2.23%
Lenovo 1.67%
Sahara 1.53%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.73%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.39%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.39%
Dell XPS 8300 2.39%


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