What does the ITMRTSVC.exe file do?
The ITMRTSVC.exe process is also known as eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service and is a part of eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection. This software is produced by CA (www.ca.com). An obsolete or defective version of ITMRTSVC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ITMRTSVC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ITMRTSVC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ITMRTSVC.exe eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service
ITMRTSVC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ITMRTSVC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 283,912 bytes.
It is the service "ITMRTSVC".
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The ITMRTSVC file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The ITMRTSVC file does not supply any version information or other description. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. ITMRTSVC.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ITMRTSVC.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ITMRTSVC?
|I' not sure when this was installed. |
|Viren Software (further information...) |
|This is part of Etrust Antivirus |
|It's a PestPatrol Real-time service from CA Antivirus. You can disable it with services console. |
|seemed to be added to my comp when i updated to IE 8...updated a Comcast toolbar at that time also...possibly from that? |
Summary: 3 users judge ITMRTSVC.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted ITMRTSVC.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection
To remove eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ITMRTSVC.exe (eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ITMRTSVC.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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