What is rcgui.exe?

The genuine rcgui.exe file is a software component of LANDesk Software by LANDesk Software.
The remote control client from Landesk, this application starts when manually opened by the user. It allows you to remotely control or be remotely controlled by a machine with corresponding software on it. The GUI features a variety of options for interfacing with the other machine. Founded in 1985, LANDesk provides system, security, and software management solutions to businesses and home consumers. It is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah.

RCGUI stands for Remote Control Graphical User Interface

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 rcgui.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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Rcgui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rcgui
Rcgui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Remote Control Client belongs to software LANDesk Software or LANDESK Software by LANDesk Software ( or LANDesk Software, Inc. and its affiliates.

Description: Rcgui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rcgui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 221,184 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes and 6 more variants. 
Rcgui.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Rcgui.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall LANDesk(R) Software from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify rcgui.exe related errors

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

rcgui.exe is part of Remote Control Client from LANDesk Software
rcgui.exe gehört zu LanDesk, darf nicht beendet werden, sonst funkt. die RemoteVerbindung über die LanDesk Management Console nicht

Summary: Average user rating of rcgui.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks rcgui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving rcgui issues

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