What is rconsvc.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 rconsvc.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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Rconsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rconsvc
Rconsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process rconsvc.exe has no company information.

Description: Rconsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The rconsvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 99,328 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 110,080 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rconsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the rconsvc.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

If you installed it, and knows why it is there, it is safe. Otherwise this is part of various MS Windows Resource Kit - a remote console enabling remote users to log into your system and execute commands - just like in a CMD.EXE window. Remote Console can/could be installed remotely.
  D. Kaln├Žs   (further information)
RCONSVC.EXE is Remote Console Service.
  sg   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of rconsvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving rconsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rconsvc. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 rconsvc.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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