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Is Remind_XP.exe safe?

Remind_XP.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Remind_XP.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Remind_XP.exe file information

The process known as Application Remind_XP or Reminder_XP or Application MFC Reminder_XP belongs to software Application Remind_XP or Application Reminder_XP or Recovery Software Suite Gateway or Recovery Software Suite or Recovery Software Suite eMachines by SoftThinks (www.softthinks.com).

Description: Remind_XP.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Remind_XP.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (generally C:\Windows\Creator\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 663,552 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 966,656 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/remind_xp.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Remind_XP.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using Remind_XP.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ SoftThinks CD Creator CD/DVD or Compaq Recovery CD/DVD Creator
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Softthinks website
  3) search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify Remind_XP.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Remind_XP" is not required to run at start up. HP-specific program that reminds users to create System Recovery CDs. Once they use the Recovery CD Creator (Start → PC Help & Tools → Recovery CD Creator) to make the recovery CDs the entry will remove itself from the startup list

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Remind_XP.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Remind_XP.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

  Brian   (further information)
Remind_XP.exe is a process belonging to the SoftThinks CD Creator CD/DVD Writer amd serves as a reminder to register for full product support. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference Note: Remind_XP.exe is also a process which is registered as a Trojan.Win32.FTP. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately
Another waste of CPU and RAM that just anoys you
Remind_XP.exe is installed on my new Compaq Presario and launches as "Compaq Recovery CD/DVD Creator v. 6.0D2.61 (c) 200-2004 SoftThinks. I created the recovery discs however the Application Error messeges still appear at launch. I'm calling HP to find out if the discs were created properly and the application should have self-terminated.
  Tom Dworzak  
could be dangerous not necessary or very helpful so why take a risk delete it
It belongs to the file cdcreator.exe
Remind_XP's purpose is to remind you to take a CD/DVD recovery backup of your PC. It's purpose is NOT to remind you to register for full product (although it does do that). It doesn't do any harm, but if you know what you're doing it's also completely unnecessary

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Remind_XP.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments.
4 users think Remind_XP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Remind_XP.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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