What is RaUI.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 RaUI.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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RaUI.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RaUI
RaUI.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RaUI MFC Application or Ralink Wireless Utility or Ralink Wireless LAN Card Utility or TRENDnet Wireless LAN Card Utility or Edimax Wireless Utility or LevelOne Wireless Utility or NetComm MFC Application

belongs to software RaUI Application or Ralink Wireless Utility or Gigabyte GN-WP01GS or Edimax Wireless Utility or LevelOne Wireless Utility or NetComm Application

by Ralink Technology ( or Edimax Technology Co or TRENDnet or GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD ( or Digital Data Communications Co. or NetComm or Hawking Technologies.

Description: RaUI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RaUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 593,920 bytes and 51 more variants. 
RaUI.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. RaUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with RaUI.exe, you can also visit the website or uninstall ASUS PCE-N53 WLAN Card Utilities & Driver or Gigabyte GN-WP01GS from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Recommended: Identify RaUI.exe related errors

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

Edimax /Ralink USB WiFi (EW-7318USg) adapter component
  Mantis   (further information)
wireless network driver. nothing to block, completly safe
is füt einen Wlan stick die software
Edimax Wireless LAN Card Software... Will use processor power if the card is not present of diabled
This is part of my wireless LAN card software
  Mark Zellmer  
Shows up on a computer that I am working on that has a Ralink adapter installed in it. Does not seem to cause any problems.
Planex USB WiFi adapter component (GW-US54Mini2W and others)
  Ted   (further information)
This program came with my alfa usb wi-fi adapter. Once installed, it caused my CPU to run at 80 to 90% busy constantly, which kept causing my CPU to overheat and force a system shut down. Uninstalled it and used the Windows XP wizard to install my wireless network instead. fixed the problem. The Alfa driver is good, but don't install their utility. Use the Windows network wizard instead.
  Daniel Rutschman  
It got installed as part of my wireless network card
Only what I see on my Task Manager and that it is operating like crazy even though I am not on wireless network and it slows everything else down
  Eliza Howarth  
i found it on D:\Program Files\EDIMAX\Edimax Wireless LAN\Utility
a raling RT2870 Wireless LAN Card
It's appeared on my system overnight and I have definitely done nothing to install or activate it. It opens itself again each time I close it. My virus scanner can't detect it but still rather worrying and I intend to find a way to uninstall it.
  Lucy Maria  
using 8 to 12% ofr system time so I just end process and system idle went up 98%
This process came from a network dish I installed. the process was overworking the cpu. Once I uninstalled the dish software, the process ended and my cpu idle temp dropped a remarkable 15C.
The error pops up if the user does not have Administrative rights. Give the user Full access to this file.
  Computer Support  
RALink Utility/Driver for my Alfa USB WiFi
  Swoop   (further information)
It was installed as part of my alfa usb wifi adapter. My notebook computer only has 1gb of memory and this program pushes memory and CPU to its limits. It is loaded even when adapter is not being used. You can use Task Manager to stop the process without any problems.
This is a driver for my wireless LAN card, seem to loose all it's processing's when wireless card is disabled.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RaUI.exe: based on 24 votes with 19 user comments. 12 users think RaUI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks RaUI.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade RaUI.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving RaUI issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RaUI. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 RaUI.exe 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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