What is rmiregistry.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 rmiregistry.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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Rmiregistry.exe file information

The process known as Java™ Platform SE binary belongs to software Optivity Switch Manager or KM-NET VIEWER Web Edition by Sun Microsystems (

Description: Rmiregistry.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file rmiregistry.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,803 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 25,600 bytes or 28,796 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Rmiregistry.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is a file with no information about its developer. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with rmiregistry.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramKM-NET VIEWER Web Edition or Enterprise Switch Manager.

Recommended: Identify rmiregistry.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rmiregistry.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the rmiregistry.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 handelt sich bei dieser Datei um eine Komponente der Java-Runtime. Sie wird für die sogenannte "Remote Method Invocation" (=RMI) gebraucht, einer Form der Netzwerkkommunikation. Auch wenn ich es nicht getestet habe, führt ein löschen dieser Datei vermutlich dazu, dass die RMI-Funktionalität in Java gestört wird. Dies wiederum könnte dazu führen, dass manche Java-basierte Programme nichtmehr funktionieren.
  Kenrik   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of rmiregistry.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks rmiregistry.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving rmiregistry issues

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