What is raid_tool.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 raid_tool.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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Raid_tool.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with raid_tool
Raid_tool.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VIA RAID Tool or VIA_RaidTool MFC Application belongs to software VIA RAID Tool or VIA_RaidTool Application by VIA Technologies (

Description: Raid_tool.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Raid_tool.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 565,248 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 589,824 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Raid_tool.exe is not a Windows system file. Raid_tool.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

RAID (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks) tool
  Gianfry   (further information)
This is the VIA Raid configuration tool. It is set to run on startup by default when you install the via raid drivers via the setup program (as opposed to through the device manager)
  Josh M  
everytime my pc starts i get 2 errors, both of which have something to do with the raid_tool.exe file, and via raid tool. does anyone know how to fix this?
senza raid_tool.exe non riesco ad entrare in internet e aprire google
its on my computer
Not much! Still do not understand what it is and how it works for my PC!
reinstal it
Konfiguriert den SATA / IDE Via PCI Stek Kontroler und Via Chips├Ątze
It's for partitioning your hard drive. Instead of just one big c: drive, you can section your hard drive into many partitions w/ own letters, ex. A,B,C.D. Place different types of files in their own little drive. ex: vids in B:, operating sys. files in C - and so on. Cuts search time way down, and easier to manage. : e
  Ultramandude   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of raid_tool.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 4 users think raid_tool.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users don't grade raid_tool.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving raid_tool issues

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