What is rrpcsb.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 rrpcsb.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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Rrpcsb.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rrpcsb
Rrpcsb.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as rrpcsb Module belongs to software rrpcsb Module or IBM System Information Gatherer by unknown.

Description: Rrpcsb.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rrpcsb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 339,968 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 385,024 bytes or 180,224 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Rrpcsb.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with rrpcsb.exe, you can look for help [1][2] from the software company IBM, update [1][2] the program to the latest version or uninstall IBM System Information Gatherer or IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

This file is part of an IBM TCO Software package that is supposed to help users recover data in case of a system failure.
  NiX   (further information)
rrpcsb.exe belongs to XPoint Rapid Restore PC - a Managed Recovery solution that enables IT Administrators to protect the corporate image, while offloading personal data backup and recovery chores to the end user
  Matt   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of rrpcsb.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks rrpcsb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks rrpcsb.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving rrpcsb issues

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