What is irstrtsv.exe?

The genuine irstrtsv.exe file is a software component of Intel® Rapid Start Technology by Intel.
"irstrtsv.exe" is located within Windows and is known as the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Service for Intel® Rapid Start Technology. The file is the main executable for the program and launches it at startup by way of scheduled tasks. It flushes memory and standby pages to reduce what needs to be copied to the drive and sets all hardware to an S4 power state. It also provides a user interface for customizing things such as timer settings and enabling/disabling the timer functionality. The resume part of the file and program transfers the memory pages stored on the drive for faster wakeup. Intel started in 1968 and is one of the world's leading technological chip manufacturers, providing high-speed PC processors and many integrated chips for various motherboards.

IRStrTSv stands for Intel® Rapid Start Technology Service

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 irstrtsv.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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Irstrtsv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with irstrtsv
Irstrtsv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Intel® Rapid Start Technology Service belongs to software Intel® Rapid Start Technology Service or Installation package for Intel® Rapid Start Technology by Intel (

Description: Irstrtsv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Irstrtsv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 193,576 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes, 192,856 bytes or 193,536 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The irstrtsv.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as irstrtsv.exe. Therefore, you should check the irstrtsv.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

It comes on a site, that tells me to enable "Windows automatic update" IN other words, you are about as incompetetnt as be, security software from your source must be avoided at all costs.

Summary: Average user rating of irstrtsv.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving irstrtsv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with irstrtsv. 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 irstrtsv.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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