What is Rscmpt.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 Rscmpt.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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Rscmpt.exe file information

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

The process Rscmpt.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Rscmpt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Rscmpt.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 481,792 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 429,568 bytes, 551,424 bytes or 453,120 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Rscmpt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Rscmpt.exe. Therefore, you should check the Rscmpt.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

It's from nvidia, I've read that it doubles the real memory size of the graphic card by compressing data. It slows the cpu a lot.
NVidia says it's not theirs. Aparently some OEMs use it to fake larger memory.
  Jose Pina Coelho   (further information)
It is definately spyware. My 64mb video card does was only running at 32mb even with this process running. 1) Kill the process 2) Delete the file 3) Re-install your Video Card
Is the same problem. Some forums says is a problen betwen GeForce 2 MX-4xx and windows 2000.
It only takes up a lot of CPU processing and keep the computer busy. It isn't necessary for the computer.
  Gunnar Arnkvist  
its hang the computer and usage 80-90% memory can I remove it
  Sanjeev Kumar Goel  
Yes it comes with the drivers of fake VGA cards , At lest it doubles the memory . No wonder why these cards comes so cheep
  Mad Dogg  
i'd like to say that this is the prime reason why my pc was unstable before - i never saw this problem til i run some probes.turns out, as it uses more cpu memory, my pc heats up to 55 degrees celcius. i tried to remove it but i'm having error during boot up.turn out, it really is a g-force video card program.i just instructed everyone at home to terminate this program after booting. i haven't got any problem since then.i considered it dangerous because it really heats up your pc if you don't terminate it after boot up.
after different search. i find out it is not very important file. it use to for Geforce graphic card and it is not essential for system use. so donot do not worry. if you see that in task manager You can deactive it. Nothing happends. But you must disable the address below not run until the computer is turned on again Run msconfig startup Tab disable it

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Summary: Average user rating of Rscmpt.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. One user thinks Rscmpt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. One user thinks Rscmpt.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Rscmpt issues

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