What does the Rps.exe file do?
The Rps.exe process is also known as Verizon Internet Security Suite Main Application or, as the case may be, Virgin Media PCguard and is a part of Verizon Internet Security Suite or, as the case may be, RPS RpsCore. This software is produced by Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) or, as the case may be, Verizon (www.verizon.com). An obsolete or defective version of Rps.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Rps.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Rps.exe 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)
- Rps.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Rps.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Rps.exe Rps.exe
Rps.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Rps.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 310,000 bytes (20% of all these files), 318,704 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 17% 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 Rps.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 Rps?
|Part of an Anti-Virus Package |
|known as RadialPointServices (rps) which is PC Guard for blueyonder - harmless file |
Alan Feechan, Blueyonder Technical Support
|It is a Antivirus+Firewall Package provided free from NTLworld.com for all its broadband costumers, this should not be much of a problem but does take a liking to hog all of your ram from time to time. (further information...) |
|This is part of NTL/Telewest Security Package (further information...) |
|It is Blueyonder PCguard |
Summary: 13 users judge Rps.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 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, 3 users have already deleted Rps.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Verizon Internet Security Suite or RPS RpsCore
To remove Rps.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Verizon Internet Security Suite or RPS RpsCore in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Rps.exe (Rps.exe) 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 Rps.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Rps.exe 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 Rps.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.