What does the rstate.exe file do?
The rstate.exe process is also known as iPass DM Agent or, as the case may be, iPass EPM Agent and is a part of iPass Device Management or, as the case may be, iPass Endpoint Policy Management. This software is produced by iPass (www3.ipass.com). An obsolete or defective version of rstate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- iPass DM Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iPass DM Agent 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)
- rstate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rstate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rstate.exe iPass DM Agent
rstate.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Rstate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (40% of all these files), 126,976 bytes, 94,208 bytes or, as the case may be, 106,496 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Rstate.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 57% 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 rstate.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 rstate?
|Used by Mobile Automation/Ipass for system management |
Summary: 3 users judge rstate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall iPass Device Management or iPass Endpoint Policy Management
To remove iPass DM Agent 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 iPass Device Management or iPass Endpoint Policy Management in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if rstate.exe (iPass DM Agent) 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 iPass DM Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iPass DM Agent 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 rstate.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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