What is xpadmin.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 xpadmin.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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Xpadmin.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xpadmin
Xpadmin.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as xpadmin.exe belongs to software IBM Rapid Restore PC by unknown.

Description: Xpadmin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file xpadmin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The xpadmin.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of IBM Rapid Restore PC (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify xpadmin.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xpadmin.exe. Therefore, you should check the xpadmin.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

Administrative Module for IBM/XPoint Backup & Recovery Software (IBM Rescue and Recovery, a.k.a. Rapid Restore)
a part of synaptics touchpad software

Summary: Average user rating of xpadmin.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks xpadmin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving xpadmin issues

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