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What does the Rainmeter.exe file do?

The Rainmeter.exe process is also known as Rainmeter - A Customizable Resource Meter or, as the case may be, Rainmeter desktop customization tool and is a part of Rainmeter or, as the case may be, Open Source Developer, Birunthan. This software is produced by Open Source Developer, Rainmeter or, as the case may be, Open Source Developer, Birunthan Mohanathas. 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:

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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 36,024 bytes (33% of all these files), 36,536 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). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this reason, 27% 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 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 or Open Source Developer, Birunthan

To remove Rainmeter from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Rainmeter or Open Source Developer, Birunthan in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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.

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