What is rutserv.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 rutserv.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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Rutserv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rutserv
Rutserv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RMS or Remote Utilities belongs to software Remote Manipulator System or Remote Utilities - Host by TektonIT or Usoris Systems.

Description: Rutserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file rutserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,763,992 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 1,789,440 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Rutserv.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Rutserv.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall Remote Manipulator System - Server or Remote Manipulator System - Host from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) use the software publisher’s support
  3) check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name rutserv.exe, for example Win32:PUP-gen [PUP] (detected by Avast), and Generic PUA OL or Generic PUA FK (PUA) (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the rutserv.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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Best practices for resolving rutserv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with rutserv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the rutserv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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