What is TotRecSched.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 TotRecSched.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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TotRecSched.exe file information

The process known as Total Recorder scheduler belongs to software Total Recorder or Mozilla Thunderbird by High Criteria inc (

Description: TotRecSched.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TotRecSched.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes or 81,920 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Total Recorder or Mozilla Thunderbird occur, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TotRecSched.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TotRecSched.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

Connected to TotalRecorder, a sound manipulation program. Although why it needs a "scheduler", I don't know...
  R M   (further information)
Its the timing scheduler for Total Recorder
  Harry Stottle  
total recorder kicks but
  Rob B.   (further information)
Disable/Enable scheduler within Total Recording using Options Settings General Restrictions
  Stephen Mikesell  

Summary: Average user rating of TotRecSched.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think TotRecSched.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TotRecSched issues

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