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Should I remove TouchFreeze?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,451
United States Rank #4,590
Reach 0.0692%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.09 days
356.59 days >
Average installed length: 187.36 days


1.1.0 72.95%
1.0.2 27.05%


What is TouchFreeze?  (from Ivan Zhakov)

Annoyed when you are typing a document and accidentally the palm of your hand brushes the touchpad, changing the position of the cursor in your document or accidentally clicking on an option. TouchFreeze is simple utility for Windows to solve this problem. It automatically disables touchpad while you are typing text.


TouchFreeze is a program developed by Ivan Zhakov. The most used version is 1.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,631,168 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 66% of users of TouchFreeze come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\remoteactivex
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9C9744E5-2BB7-4042-BD1C-8A339480A08C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TouchFreeze

  • certmgr.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (ECM Certificate Manager)
  • ddeopn32.exe
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • gateframework.dll - Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager 2010 R2 (Gate Framework)
  • inteldriver.exe
  • microsoft.identitymanagement.logging.dll
  • microsoft.identitymanagement.sqm.dll - Microsoft.IdentityManagement.Sqm
  • microsoft.resourcemanagement.dll
  • mspwdcredprov.dll - Password Management Credential Provider
  • mspwdregistration.exe - Password Management User Registration
  • otpemailplugin.dll - OTP Email Gate Plugin
  • otpsmsplugin.dll - OTP SMS Gate Plugin
  • pgplugin.dll - Password Gate Plugin
  • plumb.exe (by Helios Software Solutions) - Plumb (TextPad interface program for user tools)
  • pwdmgmtproxy.exe
  • qaplugin.dll - Q&A Gate Framework Plugin
  • shellext32.dll (by Helios Software Solutions) - TextPad (TextPad 32-bit shell extension DLL)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • srldetect_intel_4.5.13.0.dll (by Husdawg) - System Requirements Lab
  • urifileopen.exe - URIFileOpen (Convert URI to filename & pass to TextPad)
  • utils.dll (by Intel) - Intel® WiDi (Platform Detection Library)
  • utils64.dll (by Intel)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pwdmgmtproxy.exe runs as a service named 'Forefront Identity Manager Password Reset Client Service' (FIMPasswordReset) "Forefront Identity Manager Password Reset Client Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mspwdregistration.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PasswordRegistration' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPwdRegistration.exe.

How do I remove TouchFreeze?

You can uninstall TouchFreeze 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 TouchFreeze, 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 TouchFreeze.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.58%
Windows 10 29.57%
Windows Vista 4.48%
Windows XP 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.38%
Windows 7 Professional 11.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 8.1 6.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.34%
  United Kingdom 6.58%
  Australia 3.13%
  Canada 2.91%
  India 2.08%
  Germany 1.59%
  Italy 1.37%
  Brazil 1.10%
  France 0.99%
  Indonesia 0.88%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  South Africa 0.71%
  Spain 0.66%
  Ireland 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.34%
ASUS 14.48%
Hewlett-Packard 14.03%
Acer 12.84%
Toshiba 8.93%
Lenovo 5.56%
Samsung 5.28%
Sony 0.55%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.08%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.86%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.43%


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