What is RAinit.dll?

RAinit.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if RAinit.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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RAinit.dll file information

The process known as DesktopAuthority Remote Control Helper or RemotelyAnywhere Remote Control Helper belongs to software DesktopAuthority or RemotelyAnywhere by ScriptLogic ( or 3am Labs (

Description: RAinit.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file RAinit.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 49,824 bytes or 49,152 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also remove the entire program RemotelyAnywhere using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify RAinit.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RAinit.dll. Therefore, you should check the RAinit.dll 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

This belongs to RemotelyAnywhere remote administration software

Summary: Average user rating of RAinit.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving RAinit issues

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