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 TektonIT - R-Server or Host Process for Windows Services or Remote Utilities

belongs to software Remote Manipulator System or Remote Manipulator System - Server or Microsoft Visual C (version 2008 Redistributable) or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Remote Utilities

by TektonIT or Microsoft ( 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 (57% of all occurrences), 3,546,832 bytes, 4,003,328 bytes or 3,371,520 bytes. 
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, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall Remote Manipulator System - Server 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.

Recommended: Identify rutserv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as rutserv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example ADW_KRADARE (detected by TrendMicro), and Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor.154269 or Trojan.Generic.15004265 (detected by BitDefender). 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 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 rutserv.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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