What is racagent.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 racagent.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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Racagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with racagent
Racagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Reliability analysis metrics calculation executable belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: Racagent.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. Racagent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
The file is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Racagent.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify racagent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as racagent.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the racagent.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

I found a RacAgent.exe set of files quarantined by SpySweeper, that was living in the Firefox profiles (had specific profile name as either .txt or .default. I found an AppData file with Firefox caches (online and offline) with the same file name (different extensions), There was a SQLITE index file in the offline cache with same name. I found the file because my computer was slow, so looked at Resource Monitor, and this file was taking up a lot of bandwidth, even while quarantined, and SpySweeper had something in the quarantine describing a generic trojan.
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Summary: Average user rating of racagent.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks racagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks racagent.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving racagent issues

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