What is RecoverFromReboot.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 RecoverFromReboot.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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RecoverFromReboot.exe file information

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

The process known as WFDE+UtilityPrograms+RecoverFromReboot belongs to software WFDE+UtilityPrograms+RecoverFromReboot_1-0-1_release by Motive Communications (

Description: RecoverFromReboot.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RecoverFromReboot.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 151,552 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. RecoverFromReboot.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

Window 98 is locking up everyday. When I hard reboot it always ends with "this program has performed an illegal function and will be shut down." The program is Recoverfromreboot.exe
  Andrew Pepoon  
keeps coming up in configuration lists on pcs which will not display desktop icons
Windows XP - At boot up it shows message "Insert VirtualTruck CD for Installation...."; Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete C:\WINDOWS\Temp\RecoverFromReboot.exe
  Cusumbo   (further information)
Whenever you delete programs example prefetch which it faster to boot the program this exe will try to revive the lost data.

Summary: Average user rating of RecoverFromReboot.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving RecoverFromReboot issues

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