What is RTPSvc.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 RTPSvc.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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RTPSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RTPSvc
RTPSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PCMAV RealTime Protector Service belongs to software PCMAV RealTime Protector Service by unknown.

Description: RTPSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file RTPSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 155,648 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 186,368 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The RTPSvc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. RTPSvc.exe is not a Windows system file. RTPSvc.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name RTPSvc.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R43C3G7 or TROJ_Generic.SFB (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Win32.Msynky.e or Backdoor.Win32.Msynky.j (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the RTPSvc.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

pc media antivirus scaner module
  Edward_elrlic-   (further information)
RTPSvc.exe is releated to PC Media Antivirus, antivirus made by Indonesia

Summary: Average user rating of RTPSvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks RTPSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving RTPSvc issues

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