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What is RPS.exe

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, What is rps.exe, it appears in the Task Manager but I don’t know if it is safe.”
- Andrew G., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: The RPS.exe file probably arrived in your computer through installing some program. Since malware can sometimes imitate safe processes by copying their name, it is important to note the location of the RPS.exe file in order to know what it is doing on the computer.

What is RPS.exe

The RPS.exe file is part of the freedom antivirus program. It is mostly found on computers using virgin broadband connections. It comes with PC Guard by the name radial point services. The RPS.exe file may appear in your system start-up list. The company that makes this software is known as Zero Knowledge Systems. So, RPS.exe is not a generally considered a threat to the computer. It is not a spyware or a virus, and it is a safe process. It may belong to PCguard, Verizon Internet Security Suite, Security Manager, RPS RpsCore, Aliant Security Services, RPS PerfectDiskStub, or Rogers Online Protection.

To remove the RPS.exe file, you can uninstall programs that contain the RPS.exe file from Add/Remove programs in Control Panel. These programs may include software like PCguard or ntl Netguard.

Where should you normally find RPS.exe

According to the free file information forum, the RPS.exe file should reside in a sub-folder of “C:\Program Files”. In addition to that, it may be about 224 KB in size for the majority of occurrences. Although 12 other variants also exist.

How to check if RPS.exe is a threat?

A spyware tries to imitate other programs on he computer. If files with similiar names are stored elsewhere on the computer, then check the Task Manager by pressing ctrl+alt+del and click Start Task Manager. You can also right-click an empty place on the Task Bar and select Task Manager from the menu.

Once the Task Manager is running, click the Processes tab. Right-click a process and clik Open File Location to see where it was stored, and launched from. RPS.exe may be stored in C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Rps.exe

Deceptive Malware

Another reason for removing rps.exe is that malware programs can be deceptively named anything. They try to copy names of trusted programs. If the RPS.exe process is consistently taking a lot of system resources, then it might be a threat . Check where the file is located on your computer. If a non-Microsoft .exe file is stored in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then it might be a spyware, virus, trojan, worm or some other infection. Some Anti-spyware software include Spybot – Search & Destroy, and WinThruster.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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