What is the rapimgr.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The rapimgr.dll process is also known as ActiveSync RAPI Manager and is a part of Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center or, as the case may be, Windows Mobile-based device connectivity (RapiMgr). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of rapimgr.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ActiveSync RAPI Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ActiveSync RAPI Manager 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)
- rapimgr.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rapimgr.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rapimgr.dll ActiveSync RAPI Manager
rapimgr.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Rapimgr.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 183,688 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 167,936 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 4% 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 rapimgr.dll. 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 rapimgr?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center or Windows Mobile-based device connectivity
To remove ActiveSync RAPI Manager 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 Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center or Windows Mobile-based device connectivity in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if rapimgr.dll (ActiveSync RAPI Manager) 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 ActiveSync RAPI Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ActiveSync RAPI Manager 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 rapimgr.dll 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.