What is slave.exe?

The genuine slave.exe file is a software component of Remote-Anything by TWD Industries SAS.
In 1998, TWD was founded to develop and market Remote-Anything, a desktop sharing tool. It allows users to use or supervise any computer located anywhere in the world via a connection to the internet. The RA user may use any DOS and Windows program, transfer files, find passwords, shut it down, wake it up, reboot it and lock it. RA can be used on multiple computers simultaneously. It is invisible to the user of the monitored computer as it does not appear on the task list and loads at startup. To date, 300 million Remote-Anything licenses have been bought in over 130 countries.

Slave stands for Remote-Anything Server Slave

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 slave.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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Slave.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slave
Slave.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RA Server or Windows NT Slave client belongs to software RA or Microsoft Windows Operating System by TWD Industries or Microsoft ( or TWD Industries SAS (

Description: Slave.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Slave.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 105,202 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 137,728 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The slave.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Slave.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If slave.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 160,888 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 88,704 bytes. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Microsoft Business occur, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

If slave.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 24,576 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Slave.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. slave.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name slave.exe, for example RemAdm-RemoteAnythng or potentially unwanted program RemAdm-RemoteAdmin (detected by McAfee), and Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the slave.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

  Dennis P. Morgan   (further information)
It is installed with a virus or attack and allows hackers to use your system for file storage and/or propagation. not essential if you dont remote administrat.
  Howard Brown  
It is Remote Anything server, enables remote access to PC. If you did not install it then remove it.
  Fottach   (further information)
Slave.exe aka the Server File of the Remote Anything Tool. If not installed by Admin/Owner its highly recommended to remove the software immediatly!

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Summary: Average user rating of slave.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks slave.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think slave.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving slave issues

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