What is "winrxt.exe"?
Posted on 2004-04-26
I'm using Windows 2000 Professional. Lately, I noticed my PC's speed was crawling like a turtle. I activated Task Manager to see the processes going on. It shows CPU usage was constantly at 100%, even if no application program is running, although Memory usage is at normal level.
I experimented removing some processes listed in the Processes Tab. There is this particular process, "winrxt.exe", in the Processes tab, I am not familiar which uses much of the CPU. Removing it returns my PC to normal speed. Why is this so? What is "winrxt.exe"? Is this a virus?
This application resided in C:WINNT/SYSTEM32. Whenever I remove it from the Processes Tab in Task Manager, my PC returns to normal speed, meaning % CPU usage drops to less than 10%. However, when I reboot or turn on my PC for another session, the problem crops up again. I moved winrxt.exe from C:WINNT/SYSTEM32 and transfered it to D: drive and the problem is solved.
I searched the web for "winrxt.exe" but there is always 0 returns or hits. It seems that no one is discussing "winrxt.exe". I am just curious about this applet because it has irritated me so much until I finally discovered it to be the cause of the snail-pace operation of my PC. That is why I am posting this query. Can anybody enlighten me about "winrxt.exe"?