What does the RapApp.exe file do?
The RapApp.exe process is also known as appcomply and is a part of ISS Proventia or, as the case may be, Proventia Desktop. This software is produced by Internet Security Systems (www.iss.net). An obsolete or defective version of RapApp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- appcomply has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- appcomply 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)
- RapApp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RapApp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RapApp.exe appcomply
RapApp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. RapApp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 844,126 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,274,122 bytes, 815,454 bytes, 844,121 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,278,218 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. RapApp.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. RapApp.exe is capable of record keystrokes, hide itself from other programs as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 42% 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 RapApp.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 RapApp?
|Its a system to protect your pc when there are some malicous activity |
|Runs w/ BlackIce firewall |
|Uses about 95% of my cpu environment when running, grinds my system to a halt. |
|can slow down or hang computer |
|It grinds my XP laptop to a halt, crashes programs, but can be terminated using task manager. |
James R. Muri
|It is a part of blackice, if you dont have blackice installed then it is malware |
|Along with other BlackIce/Proventia pieces, this program continually scans every file, every executable, everything all the time. On a dual Xeon engineering workstation, it continually slows this powerhous down so that I get frustrated every day. It's installed by my company so I can not disable it. More annoying than helpful in my opinion. (further information...) |
|As noted, it's part of Proventia Desktop Protction and as such is an integral part of that tool. If you don't want the protection then why did you buy the software? (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge RapApp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall ISS Proventia or Proventia Desktop
To remove appcomply 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 ISS Proventia or Proventia Desktop in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if RapApp.exe (appcomply) 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 appcomply. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for appcomply 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 RapApp.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.