How to remove the richtx64 virus

Most antivirus programs identify richtx64.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Dropper or CoreGuardAntivirus2009, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AWCW or TROJ_FRAUDLO.LH.

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Richtx64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with richtx64
Richtx64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RichText belongs to software RichText by Microsoft (

Description: Richtx64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file richtx64.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,187,840 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 675,840 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify richtx64.exe related errors

Important: You should check the richtx64.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

richtx64.exe is a component of trojan FakeAlert. Once installed, it will display a Security Center Alert that stats that “Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program” (, Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.t, Net-Worm.Win32.DipNet.d, Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp) as an attempt to make you think your computer has a security problem. Of course, all of these alerts are fake and should be ignored!
  Anna   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of richtx64.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks richtx64.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving richtx64 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active richtx64 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the richtx64.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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