What is raysat_3dsmax8server.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 raysat_3dsmax8server.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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Raysat_3dsmax8server.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with raysat_3dsmax8server
Raysat_3dsmax8server.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Autodesk (version 3ds Max 8) belongs to software Autodesk (version 3ds Max 8) by Autodesk (

Description: Raysat_3dsmax8server.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Raysat_3dsmax8server.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Raysat_3dsmax8server.exe is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with raysat_3dsmax8server.exe occur, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Autodesk 3ds Max 8 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as raysat_3dsmax8server.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the raysat_3dsmax8server.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

Mental Ray
Used to connect to 3ds server
Installed with Autodesk 3dsmax 8
  Jack   (further information)
This is a file related to Autodesk's 3d Studio Max program.
  Andrew   (further information)
This file is the server related to 3d studio max, software for creating cgi and animation
Used to run 3ds max. If it is ended or not running, neither will 3ds max.
Installed with Autodesk 3dsmax 8
3ds max server file , as of 3ds max 2011 - 2012 it is not needed , you can close it if ya want from pressing ctrl+alt+del. in processes

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Summary: Average user rating of raysat_3dsmax8server.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think raysat_3dsmax8server.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving raysat_3dsmax8server issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with raysat_3dsmax8server. 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 raysat_3dsmax8server.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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