What is RBroker.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 RBroker.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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RBroker.exe file information

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

The process known as RegBroker Module belongs to software PayPal Plug-In or RegBroker Module by unknown.

Description: RBroker.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RBroker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 107,008 bytes (52% of all occurrences) or 86,016 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. RBroker.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with RBroker.exe, you may also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPayPal Plug-In.

Recommended: Identify RBroker.exe related errors

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

RBroker.exe is a part of the PayPal plugin for browsers
  Daniel   (further information)
I use the PayPal Plug-in all the time and thus far have had no issues
  eugeboy   (further information)
PayPal related (do you use PayPal?) + iTunes possibly
Associated with PayPal plug-in

Summary: Average user rating of RBroker.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks RBroker.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving RBroker issues

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