What is RedSwoosh.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 RedSwoosh.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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RedSwoosh.exe file information

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

The process known as RedSwoosh.exe belongs to software Blaine's Custom TV Ratings or AGEIA PhysX Engines by unknown.

Description: RedSwoosh.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The RedSwoosh.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 62,436 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 61,325 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with RedSwoosh.exe, you can remove the entire program My Book Device Driver or Red Swoosh using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify RedSwoosh.exe related errors

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

Es kam üer FoxTorrent
Needed by FoxTorrent, a torrent-client for Firefox. The exe is the program that enables file-sharing with the RedSwoosh network.
  Jan   (further information)
Part of a "sandbox" (non-official) Firefox add-on. Manages torrent files. Problem is it works in the background (invisible) when Firefox is opened.
is it part of foxtorrent plugin for Firefox
is the developer of a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol designed for bandwidth efficiency in the transfer of large media files. Red Swoosh was acquired by Akamai Technologies on April 12, 2007.
  Philipp Seidel   (further information)
It´s a plugin for Firefox browser. Redswoosh.exe runs in background allowing the user download torrents into the Firefox
torrent finder for firefox
FoxTorrent File
It is part of a FireFox extension called FoxTorrent a BitTorrent client
  Juergen Hartl  

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Summary: Average user rating of RedSwoosh.exe: based on 16 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think RedSwoosh.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving RedSwoosh issues

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