What does the retrorun.exe file do?
The retrorun.exe process is also known as Retrospect and is a part of Retrospect. This software is produced by Dantz Development (www.dantz.com) or, as the case may be, EMC (www.emc.com). An obsolete or defective version of retrorun.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Retrospect has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Retrospect 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)
- retrorun.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module retrorun.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about retrorun.exe Retrospect
retrorun.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Retrorun.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (40% of all these files), 94,208 bytes, 29,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 111,896 bytes.
Retrorun.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. Retrorun.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A retrorun.exe file has a 26% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 40,960 bytes. This retrorun.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Retrorun.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs.
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 retrorun.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 retrorun?
|Needed to start Backup-Software |
|Part of the Dantz Retrospect Backup-Software |
|it uses a great many system resources and bogg's down the cpu |
|backup software packaged with some external drives |
|its hanging up my internet explorer |
Summary: 7 users judge retrorun.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted retrorun.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Retrospect
To remove Retrospect 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 Retrospect in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if retrorun.exe (Retrospect) 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 Retrospect. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Retrospect 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 retrorun.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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