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What is TWINUI in Windows 10? [Complete Guide]

One such program is TWINUI, and we will be discussing what it is, where it came from, what it does, whether it is harmful or not, and if you should remove it.

What is TWINUI?

Those of you that are more curious in nature may have stumbled upon a program called TWINUI, especially when opening links and files.

Many users often think that TWINUI may be an email client or a PDF reader, but for those of you asking yourselves What is TWINUI?, the answer is simple: It is a core component of the Windows shell.

This component has been available since Windows 8 when they first introduced the concept of tablet-mode to the Windows OS.

In fact, TWINUI actually stands for Tablet Windows User Interface.

Is TWINUI a virus?

While the question itself is understandable, the short answer would be No, TWINUI is not a virus or malware of any kind.

In fact, it is actually a system of libraries that is part of the Windows Shell, and it mainly handles the opening of files and links for other programs.

This confusion further stems from the fact that this system of libraries hasn’t been properly named, and anyone that stumbles upon it may understandibly think that it may be a virus.

Another reason why many users may mistake TWINUI for a virus is that they may end up seeing the name when opening a PDF file from their browsers.

A second scenario where a user may seem TWINUI is when they click on a mailto:, call:, or another protocol link recognized by the Windows app launcher.

This post was written by Teodor Nechita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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