What is Wisptis.exe

Microsoft Tablet PC Component - Microsoft® Windows® Operating System - Microsoft Corporation

File description

Wisptis.exe with description Microsoft Tablet PC Component is a process file from company Microsoft Corporation belonging to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System.
The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Time-Stamp Service
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Microsoft Windows

What is wisptis.exe?
Wisptis.exe is the Windows Ink Services Platform Tablet Input Subsystem. It is installed along with Microsoft Office 2003 or later, with many Adobe products, and with Windows Journal Viewer. Its purpose is to facilitate pen input on tablet devices.

This is a nonessential process. If you do not have a tablet, you can disable the functionality by either uninstalling Windows Journal or going to the Regional Settings control panel -> Language -> Details and removing Advanced Text Services. If you simply delete the executable Windows File Protection will restore it the next time you run Adobe (Acrobat) Reader or Microsoft Office

Dangers of wisptis
As this is a relatively common process that runs on any system with Microsoft Office or Adobe (Acrobat) Reader, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • This process causes the machine to stop responding
    • Wisptis.exe has a GDI object leak for which there is no known fix. The only recourse is to disable wisptis.exe as described above.
  • This process continues to run even though I do not have a tablet
    • This is by design. If you do not need the tablet input functionality, disable the service as described above.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
10 Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Time-Stamp Service
10 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service
2 Microsoft Windows Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
1 Microsoft Windows - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
1 Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Timestamping Service

MD5 security rating in our database

11 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
2 files (Safe and not signed)
37 files (Safe and digitally signed)
Some versions of this filename have not yet been checked for safety.
Warning: Some malware might rename itself to wisptis.exe. Always make sure that your file is from a verified publisher.

User ratings for this file

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Application errors

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User comments

On taskmanager I got two copies of wisptis.exe: one has got no description and cannot be terminated. I also have a winlogon.exe without description as a csrss.exe in the same state: both cannot be terminated.


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