What is mrendis5?

The genuine mrendis5.sys file is a software component of Motive Rawether by Alcatel-Lucent.
Mrendis5.sys is a system driver that belongs to Motive Rawether, a framework for development of Windows products. Drivers enable hardware components to communicate with software without additional programming from the software developer. This file is not a critical Windows file and can be removed if known to create problems. Motive Rawether allows applications direct access to NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) and NIC (Network Interface Card) drivers on Win32 applications. The Rawether API (Advanced Programming Interface) allows programmers to design versatile applications that can function and run across all versions of Windows, from XP to Windows 8.1. Lucent Technologies, Inc. was an American company that developed telecommunications equipment. It was founded in 1996 after the selling-off of AT&T Technologies, a unit of the AT&T Corporation. The company is currently known as Alcatel-Lucent after the merger with Alcatel SA of France in 2006. The company was based in Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States.

MReNDIS5 stands for Motive Rawether NDIS Driver (version 5.0)

Mrendis5.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if mrendis5.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Mrendis5.sys file information

The process known as Motive NDIS (version 5.0 Protocol Driver) or MRENDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver belongs to software MRENDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver or Motive Rawether for Windows by Motive (

Description: Mrendis5.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mrendis5.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 18,003 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. mrendis5.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Motive Report Agent (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify mrendis5.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mrendis5.sys. Therefore, you should check the mrendis5.sys 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.


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Best practices for resolving mrendis5 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mrendis5. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mrendis5.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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