What is lic98rmt.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 lic98rmt.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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Lic98rmt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lic98rmt
Lic98rmt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CA License Management Agent or lic98rmt belongs to software Lic98 or CA Licensing by Computer Associates International ( or Computer Associates (

Description: Lic98rmt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file lic98rmt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The lic98rmt.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program CA Licensing using Windows Control Panel.

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If lic98rmt.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 73,728 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Lic98rmt.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lic98rmt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lic98rmt.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 is part of the CA licensing system for their software, it runs as a service.
This file was loaded when I installed CA ERwin data modeler
allfusion erwin lic control
Installed with PestPatrol software
I actually paid for this program - it is the licence for my E-trust Pest Patrol Spyware program I bought. I assume that means it should not be dangerous
Essential CA Licensing Process - DONT REMOVE IT
  Chris Clancy  

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Summary: Average user rating of lic98rmt.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think lic98rmt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving lic98rmt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lic98rmt. 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 lic98rmt.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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