What is RCADetective.exe?

The genuine RCADetective.exe file is a software component of Tray Detective App by RCA | Voxx Electronics (Audiovox).
"RCADetective.exe" is the Windows executable that runs the RCA Detective software. The file handles the USB connection from the computer to an RCA mp3 player. It is a startup entry that continues to run until closed. It detects the insertion of an RCA mp3 player into the usb port of the PC. Audiovox was renamed to Voxx Electronics Corp. in 2011 and is an international distributor of mainstream electronics and mobile technology.

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 RCADetective.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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RCADetective.exe file information

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

The process known as TrayDetectiveApp belongs to software Manager Series by Audiovox Electronics or Audiovox Accessories.

Description: RCADetective.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RCADetective.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 866,304 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 804,352 bytes, 910,848 bytes, 942,592 bytes or 1,070,080 bytes. 
The RCADetective.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). RCADetective.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with RCADetective.exe, you can also do the following:
  • use the software publisher’s support site
  • update the program to the latest version
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramRCA Detectiveâ„¢ or RCA Detective

Recommended: Identify RCADetective.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving RCADetective issues

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