What does the Rainmeter.exe file do?
The Rainmeter.exe process is also known as Rainmeter - A Customizable Resource Meter and is a part of Rainmeter. This software is produced by Open Source Developer, Rainmeter. An obsolete or defective version of Rainmeter.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Rainmeter has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Rainmeter 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)
- Rainmeter.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Rainmeter.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Rainmeter.exe Rainmeter
Rainmeter.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Rainmeter.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 118,784 bytes (27% of all these files), 36,024 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The file does not supply any version information or other description. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 37% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Rainmeter.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 116,736 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 Rainmeter.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 Rainmeter?
|It's a programm for control CPU, RAM, memory |
|Acts like windows sidebar, completely safe. Lighter, though. (further information...) |
|Rainmeter 1.1 Release (further information...) |
|I use it. It's an application for displaying system information in a highly configurable way. It has a number of modules to do things like display the weather, or the status of an MP3 player. (further information...) |
|If installed via developer's website, it is 100% safe. It acts as a graphical desktop interface that is fully customizable. (further information...) |
|It is a desktop theme with several skins performing various tasks. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges Rainmeter.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Rainmeter
To remove Rainmeter from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Rainmeter in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Rainmeter.exe (Rainmeter) 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 Rainmeter. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Rainmeter 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 Rainmeter.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.