What is retroclient.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 retroclient.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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Retroclient.exe file information

The process known as Retrospect or Retrospect Client belongs to software Retrospect Client or Retrospect by Dantz Development ( or EMC ( or EMC Dantz (

Description: Retroclient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file retroclient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 331,776 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 241,664 bytes or 249,856 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Retroclient.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to remove the entire program Retrospect Client using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as retroclient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the retroclient.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

Retrospect backup client
    (further information)
Process for the Retrospect Backup Utility Program. Should not be removed unless it is suspected of causing problems.
  Benjamin Billings   (further information)
It is a back up program probably added by your admin.

Summary: Average user rating of retroclient.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think retroclient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving retroclient issues

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