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TabTip.exe blocked as Malware


I've just received a threat warning, Bitdefender has blocked a file, TabTip.exe in the following location:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe

I nkw this is a widows app, but has anyone had a simlar issue, should I delete this file?


  • Alexandru_BD


    A quick search revealed that “TabTip.exe” (Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel) is also known as “Tablet Text Input Panel”. It is an interface developed by Microsoft which allows inputting text in different ways: handwriting to text, speech to text and by clicking on the screen like a keyboard (

    Basically, it's a process in Windows OS responsible for the functionality of the on-screen keyboard. This keyboard is primarily used in touch-enabled devices or situations where a physical keyboard is not available or practical to use. TabTip.exe ensures that the on-screen keyboard appears and functions properly when needed, such as when a user taps on a text input field in tablet mode or when accessibility features like "Ease of Access" are enabled.

    I don't think the file should be deleted, I would recommend asking the Support engineers for further advice on how to proceed. This could be a false positive detection, but then again, it's best to know for sure and you can reach the Support teams for their input by choosing one of the contact channels listed here:

    State your contact reason, then choose from the available contact channels, chat, phone and email/ticket. Chat would be the fastest way to reach them.Let us know how it goes.



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