What is RIMDeviceManager.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 RIMDeviceManager.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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RIMDeviceManager.exe file information

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

The process known as RIMDeviceManager.exe" -RunServer or RIM Handheld Communications Manager belongs to software RIM Handheld Communications Manager or BlackBerry Communication Drivers by Research In Motion (

Description: RIMDeviceManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file RIMDeviceManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,422,608 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,469,392 bytes or 2,471,672 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The RIMDeviceManager.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. RIMDeviceManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) uninstall BlackBerry Link or BlackBerry Communication Drivers software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) look for help from the software company Blackberry.

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


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Best practices for resolving RIMDeviceManager issues

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