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Should I remove TextPad 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,992
United States Rank #5,120
Reach 0.0776%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.96 days
352.85 days >
Average installed length: 185.39 days


7.6.4 0.33%
7.6.3 0.33%
7.6.2 1.05%
7.6.1 0.20%
7.6.0 0.26%
7.5.1 9.22%
7.5.0 0.72%
7.4.0 24.40%
7.3.0 6.80%
7.2.0 11.71%
7.1.0 9.29%
7.0.9 24.98%
7.0.7 5.82%
7.0.4 2.29%
7.0.0 2.62%

TextPad 7

What is TextPad 7?  (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 7 is a program developed by Helios. The most used version is 7.0.9, 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 4.69 MB (4,915,712 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of TextPad 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.textpad.com
Help link: www.textpad.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\textpad 7\samples
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9F53AC20-2D32-4341-9DA1-29DD40E2199E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TextPad 7

  • urifileopen.exe - URIFileOpen (Convert URI to filename & pass to TextPad)
  • ddeopn32.exe - TextPad (DDE Interface)
  • plumb.exe - Plumb (TextPad interface program for user tools)
  • shellext64.dll - TextPad 64-bit shell extension DLL
  • shellext32.dll - TextPad 32-bit shell extension DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • shellext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad7' with a class of {8A791F0C-C63C-4EC5-B97F-FBCE74EDBC54}.
  • shellext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextPad' with a class of {8A791F0C-C63C-4EC5-B97F-FBCE74EDBC54}.

How do I remove TextPad 7?

You can uninstall TextPad 7 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 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 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.31%
Windows 10 41.19%
Windows XP 2.68%
Windows Vista 1.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.82%
Windows 8.1 10.31%
Windows 10 Home 7.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.62%
  Germany 4.52%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Italy 3.73%
  India 3.52%
  Canada 3.31%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.63%
  France 1.52%
  Ireland 1.31%
  Australia 1.16%
  Norway 1.05%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Israel 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.83%
Hewlett-Packard 25.39%
Acer 12.02%
ASUS 10.76%
Lenovo 6.58%
Samsung 3.34%
Toshiba 3.13%
Intel 1.88%
Apple 1.15%
Alienware 0.84%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.40%
Dell XPS 8700 2.16%


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