Is rthdcpl.exe safe?
Rthdcpl.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if rthdcpl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Rthdcpl.exe file information
Description: Rthdcpl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file rthdcpl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Rthdcpl.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If rthdcpl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 95,554 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 29,696 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Rthdcpl.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Rthdcpl.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as rthdcpl.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the rthdcpl.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.
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