What does the RPS.exe file do?
The RPS.exe process is also known as Virgin Media Security - Main Application or, as the case may be, Bell Internet Security Services Main Application and is a part of Virgin Media Security or, as the case may be, Bell Internet Security Services. This software is produced by Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) or, as the case may be, Rogers. 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:
- Virgin Media Security has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Virgin Media Security 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.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RPS.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RPS.exe Virgin Media Security
RPS.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file RPS.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 269,480 bytes (40% of all these files), 378,088 bytes, 650,008 bytes or, as the case may be, 377,576 bytes.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The RPS file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 22% 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 Virgin Media Security or Bell Internet Security Services
To remove Virgin Media Security 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 Virgin Media Security or Bell Internet Security Services in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if RPS.exe (Virgin Media Security) 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 Virgin Media Security. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Virgin Media Security 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.