What is rfagent.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 rfagent.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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Rfagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rfagent
Rfagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Registry First Aid Agent, the easy powerful registry maintenance program or Registry First Aid Agent, the easy powerful registry cleanup program belongs to software Registry First Aid Agent or Registry First Aid by KsL Software (

Description: Rfagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Rfagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\RFA\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 330,240 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 916,304 bytes or 916,800 bytes. 
The rfagent.exe file is not a Windows core file. The rfagent.exe file is digitally signed. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Rfagent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Registry First Aid software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), look for help on the website or update the program.

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

nützliches Programm zum sauberhalten der registry
Good program. No Problems.
  John C. Gentry  
Useful program. No problems noticed.
Just a tool to check wrong files and keys on registry. Very useful
Kommt mit Registry First Aid mit, müsste sauber sein ?!
Registry-Putzer, 3 Prioritäten, sauber, einfach, no problems
Sucht nach neuen Versionen von Registry First Aid (RFA), Dient zur Registry Prüfungserinnerung. Icon in der Taskleiste rechts anklicken und Hilfe wählen. Pfad:C:\Programme\RFA\rfagent.exe
Dies ist soweit ich noch informiert bin , dem Programm Registry First Aid (RFA) von Avanquest und ist mittlerweile in Version 10 zu haben ! Aber mal ehrlich :Hinweis: Viren und andere schädliche Dateien können sich als rfagent.exe tarnen. Man sollte schon per Taskmanager über prüfen was läuft , und halt mitbekommen das dieser Task in Verbindung mit dem System-Tray Icon RFA startet ! Meines erachtens eins der besten Programme um die Registry zu bearbeiten , weil das Assign von Programmen die stur C: laufen wollen so umgelenkt werden können , da hilft auch ein Ashampoo Prof. nicht !

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Summary: Average user rating of rfagent.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think rfagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving rfagent issues

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