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What is wavepad.exe?

Part of WavePad by NCH Software

Description of wavepad.exe from NCH Software
WavePad is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows. Create and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy, and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification, and noise reduction and more. WavePad is a freeware WAV or MP3 editor but it also supports a number of other file formats including VOX, GSM, RA, AU, AIF, FLAC, and OGG in the Master's Edition.
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How is wavepad.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - wavepad.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WavePadDowngrade.job'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wavepad.exe file.Of the 0.1% of wavepad.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nch software\wavepad\wavepad.exe

Are there other versions of WavePad?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: wavepad.exe
Publisher: NCH Software (verified)
Name: WavePad
Description: WavePad Sound Editor
Version: 5.06+
Size: 2.14 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: NCH Software
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 8/3/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: wavepadShakeIcon
Command: \NCH Software\wavepadShakeIcon

Image hashes

MD5: 701b910fb8763b4461f0465aba9dc889
SHA-1: ea40034631717ce9e94d6968e27bb88f3f41a1d4

PE image details

File packed: No
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