What does the recguard.exe file do?
The recguard.exe process is also known as Recguard Application or, as the case may be, Recguard MFC Application and is a part of Recguard Application or, as the case may be, Recovery Software Suite Gateway. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of recguard.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Recguard Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Recguard Application 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)
- recguard.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module recguard.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about recguard.exe Recguard Application
recguard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file recguard.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 212,992 bytes (32% of all these files), 237,568 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not supply any version information or other description. Recguard.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 25% 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 recguard.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 recguard?
|recguard.exe is a process from HP that prevents a user from deleting or corrupting the WinXP Recovery Partition on Hewlett Packard computers. |
|Used by the HP Application Recovery Program. Located in "C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\" on Windows XP. |
|Keep your backup partition protected! Do not allow any changes to be made if your computer is online! Changes can still be made while this process is running. Click-- Start/control Panel/Performance & Maintenance/system Click Tab-- System Restore/checkmark 'Turn off system Restore on all drives' Only turn this on after you have run several virus/spy/ad scans with several products, and erase beyond recovery (3+7+3) temp files from all apps and OS(s) ONLY then turn on system recovery and do not leave it on while your online! |
|Part of HP package for SP 2.0 |
|Why is this on a Gateway computer with a HP deskjet |
Summary: 28 users judge recguard.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted recguard.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Recguard Application or Recovery Software Suite Gateway
To remove Recguard Application 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 Recguard Application or Recovery Software Suite Gateway in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if recguard.exe (Recguard Application) 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 Recguard Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Recguard Application 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 recguard.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.