What is raptr.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 raptr.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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Raptr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with raptr
Raptr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Raptr Desktop App or Raptr Client belongs to software Raptr by Raptr.

Description: Raptr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file raptr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 67,344 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 66,264 bytes and 9 more variants. 
There is no file information. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software Raptr using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify raptr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as raptr.exe. Therefore, you should check the raptr.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

It's needed for AMD's Gaming Evolved software.
I do not know anything about raptr.exe and I do not know how the hell raptr.exe got onto my laptop, I certainly did not voluntarily put it there and I am an IT person with more than 20 years in the IT field (you name it and I most likely have dome it); I do know via Task Manager that it was eating up a lot of CPU on my company laptop - from 70% to 85% and without a single program running; and we have a firewall and antivirus, so it was maliciously delivered somehow, and it wasn't porn because I don't partake and we have these types of sites blocked anyway; I do read quite a bit of news from different legit sites - BBC, Huff Post to name a few. I uninstalled raptr.exe via the Control Panel and my CPU went right down to 1% to 3%, where it should be.
This was installed on my computer branded as "AMD Gaming Evolved" -- it was included with software from AMD (for my graphics card). Apparently it can record and publish gameplay videos and could be useful if you wanted to do that. I noticed it had high CPU usage when in the background and I turned it off. I think i is legit, and could be useful, but might degrade performance on your PC.
  John C   (further information)
it was using 50% cpu and hogging the network with nothing visible on the desktop
For most of you who have a computer that is built for gaming it's not a bad program to have especially if you like to keep track of game play and achievements and have the ability to record your game play. It does not use a lot of resources, it is not a malicious program and it is 100% completely harmless. For those that have a computer that isn't used for gaming then there is no real need to have it installed on your computer. It's just not needed for you.
Part of the Catalyst Control Center from ATI video card program, "AMD Gaming Evolved".....Not Nessa if you have a similar program like FRAPS to record your game play.
it is malware and will destroy your computer
Came with Battlefield 4
Remove Raptr, it killed my pc sleeping mode. When it was in sleeping mode it suddenly switched on again en went sometimes in hibernation and sometimes after the hibernation, you had to do a full reset. After removing the program the problem was fixed on my Asus Rampage III
I noticed it was being installed during my installation of drivers for an AMD video card. While it was installing I was warned by ZoneAlarm of 'suspicious behaviour' but given it was loading as the result of the installation of a gaming GPU I believe it is harmless. I then check Task Mgr and noticed 5 new processes running: - PLAYS_EP64 - PLAYSTV.EXE*32 - RAPTR.EXE*32 - RAPTR_EP64.EXE - RAPTR_IM.EXE*32 ...all of which add up to around 30,000K of CPU. "Raptr" is now present in my "Programs and Features" list of installed software @ 184MB so I plan to uninstall it as I'm not a gamer. I'm not considering this as malware, but more as a PUP.
It is legit and part of AMD Gaming Evolved as others mentioned. However it is *very* active, even when not actively being used. I discovered this when I was using procmon to find out what was going on with something completely unrelated, and found that in the 10 - 20 seconds I had been monitoring, raptr.exe generated thousands of file / registry read events. So it definitely is doing alot of stuff in the background and impacts performance. If you don't use it, uninstall it via Control Panel
  Stijn de Witt   (further information)
I looked around in the folder it was installed in and found weird stuff like gmail.exe - very suspicious. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Raptr Inc\Raptr
Raptr is automatically installed with the AMD Catalyst graphics driver. Just remove it if you are not a gamer using it
  Fred G Husby  
Running Widows 7 and Raptr caused a myriad of problems, slow speed, programs not opening for minutes, internet browsers not functioning or not properly functioning. A total nightmare.
  Any A.  
installed with amd driver updates

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of raptr.exe: based on 27 votes with 15 user comments. 3 users think raptr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 3 users think raptr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade raptr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving raptr issues

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