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How to get rid of the rpirhsrwo Virus

Sometimes the rpirhsrwo file may cloak a virus, for example Microsoft found Backdoor:Win32/Rbot.gen, as well as TrendMicro found WORM_IRCBOT.AQM. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with rpirhsrwo.exe

The rpirhsrwo.exe process is also known as InstallShield® Installer and is a part of InstallShield Installer. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of rpirhsrwo.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about rpirhsrwo.exe InstallShield Installer

rpirhsrwo.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file rpirhsrwo.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 80,896 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This rpirhsrwo program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Rpirhsrwo.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 71% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find rpirhsrwo.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about rpirhsrwo?

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 InstallShield Installer

rpirhsrwo.exe InstallShield Installer fix

To remove InstallShield Installer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for InstallShield Installer in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if rpirhsrwo.exe (InstallShield Installer) 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 InstallShield Installer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for InstallShield Installer 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 rpirhsrwo.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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