What is RouterNT.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 RouterNT.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for RouterNT.exe related errors

RouterNT.exe file information

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

The process known as Sophos Message Router belongs to software Sophos Remote Management System or Sophos Messaging System by Sophos Plc ( or Sophos.

Description: RouterNT.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RouterNT.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 794,624 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 790,528 bytes, 806,912 bytes, 802,816 bytes or 700,416 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. RouterNT.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:

Recommended: Identify RouterNT.exe related errors

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

Ist eine Sophos Komponente
routernt.exe is part of Sophos Message Router. This service provides communication between various components. Its main purpose is to send and receive information between the server and managed computers. It also queues messages if the network goes down. Sophos Message Router is also used by client computers.

Summary: Average user rating of RouterNT.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think RouterNT.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about RouterNT.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving RouterNT issues

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

Other processes

RouterNT.exe [all]