What is rrservice.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 rrservice.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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Rrservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rrservice
Rrservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as rrservice Module or Rescue and Recovery Backup Service belongs to software rrservice Module or Able2Extract by Lenovo Group (

Description: Rrservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rrservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,384,448 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 950,272 bytes, 1,372,160 bytes, 1,974,272 bytes or 1,474,560 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. Rrservice.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with rrservice.exe, you can uninstall Rescue and Recovery or Rescue and Recovery - Client Security software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista) or contact Customer Service.

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

rrservice.exe is part of IBM Thinkpad Rescue and Recovery Service, runs on start up.

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

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Best practices for resolving rrservice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rrservice. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 rrservice.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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