What does the rapimgr.exe file do?
The rapimgr.exe process is also known as ActiveSync RAPI Manager and is a part of Microsoft ActiveSync. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of rapimgr.exe 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.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rapimgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rapimgr.exe ActiveSync RAPI Manager
rapimgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file rapimgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 199,464 bytes (89% of all these files), 180,224 bytes or, as the case may be, 187,176 bytes.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This rapimgr.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 44% 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.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 rapimgr?
|it's a part of the active sync for a PDA |
|MS ActiveSync 4.1 executable |
|part of Microsoft Active Sync. Allow you to synchronise Windows Mobile PDA's. Not added to windows - must download it from M$ (further information...) |
|This file is necessary in order for you computer to make changes to your pda. Used in ActiveSync, as well as programs like Pocket Controller and Registry Editors |
|Rapimgr is associated with ActiveSync. May have an IP address as a placeholder for passthrough internet to a handheld terminal. Needed if you connect handheld devices or phones to your PC, otherwise not needed. Usually needs to be downloaded from Microsoft for it to be on a PC (not sure about Vista). (further information...) |
Summary: 12 users judge rapimgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted rapimgr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft ActiveSync
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 ActiveSync in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if rapimgr.exe (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.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.