What is rads_user_kernel.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 rads_user_kernel.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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Rads_user_kernel.exe file information

The process known as Patcher Kernel belongs to software League of Legends or Patcher Kernel by Riot Games.

Description: Rads_user_kernel.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rads_user_kernel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,294,336 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 1,290,240 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Rads_user_kernel.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can consult Leagueoflegends’s Customer Service, update the program or remove the entire program League of Legends using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rads_user_kernel.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rads_user_kernel.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

Wenn ich rads_user_kernel.exe starte, versucht League of Legends zu starten. Ich habe sie bei ├╝berpr├╝fen lassen und 0/52 Scanner haben Malware erkannt.
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Summary: Average user rating of rads_user_kernel.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks rads_user_kernel.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving rads_user_kernel issues

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