What is realtime.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 realtime.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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Realtime.exe file information

The process known as realtime.exe belongs to software realtime by Dell (

Description: Realtime.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Realtime.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 168,448 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 91,648 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. Realtime.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. realtime.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as realtime.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the realtime.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

should be the exe of PCdoctorOncall
  claudio   (further information)
Gehört zu PC Doctor prozess name PCDRealtime
Has been on my pc for a while
  Tony Martin  

Summary: Average user rating of realtime.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks realtime.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving realtime issues

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