What is ibmprc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ibmprc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ibmprc.exe file information

The process known as ibmprc Application belongs to software ibmprc Application by IBM (

Description: Ibmprc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ibmprc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally c:\ibmtools\utils\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 90,112 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service or update the program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ibmprc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ibmprc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

IBM Rescue and Recovery System
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Summary: Average user rating of ibmprc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ibmprc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ibmprc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ibmprc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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