What is RUXIM Folder in Program Files and Can I Delete It?

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If you like to look around in your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, especially in the “C:\Program Files” folder, you might find a folder named RUXIM. Lots of people wonder what this folder is for, if it’s okay to keep it, or if they can just delete it. This guide aims to clear up what this RUXIM folder is all about and whether it’s okay to get rid of it.

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What is RUXIM in Program Files

What is RUXIM (RUXIMICS.exe)?

RUXIM, or to give it its full name, the Reusable UX Interaction Campaign Scheduler (RUXIMICS.EXE), is a bit like a behind-the-scenes helper used by Windows Update. It gathers data that helps keep your Windows running smoothly and up-to-date.

Think of RUXIM as the behind-the-scenes team in a company that makes sure all the important stuff (like updates) is arranged and delivered right. It’s important to keeping your computer in tip-top shape, ensuring it gets the updates it needs when they’re available.

RUXIM in Windows 11 or 10

RUXIMICS.exe usually locates in the C:\Program Files\RUXIM folder and works in the background without bothering you much.

Useful tip: How to Know Which App is Using The Internet in Windows 11

Understanding RUXIMIH.exe

Next to RUXIMICS.exe, there’s another piece called RUXIM Interaction Handler (RUXIMIH.exe). This one takes care of the “interaction campaigns,” or the bunch of updates and tasks that Windows Update needs to do. When RUXIMIH.exe runs in the background, the process helps make sure Windows works well and gets updated properly.


Together, these two ensure your Windows updates happen as they should, making sure you have the latest updates.

Related resource: How to Delete Windows Update Files in Windows 11

Is RUXIM safe or could it be malware or virus?

Don’t worry, finding the RUXIM folder in your Program Files is totally normal and safe. It’s a real part of Windows, not a bad guy like malware or a virus hiding in your computer. But, it’s good to know that sometimes, bad software tries to look like normal files, RUXIM included.

To be sure RUXIM files are legit, you can check them with antivirus software or Windows Defender. Just right-click the C:\Program Files\RUXIM folder and pick the option to scan. If it says all is good, then there’s nothing to worry about.

Is RUXIM safe or malware
Handy guide: How to Know Which Process is Using a File in Windows 11

Can I delete the RUXIM folder?

Since RUXIM is a big part of how Windows Update works, it’s usually not a good idea to delete it. Getting rid of it might mess up Windows Update, leading to missing important updates and security fixes. This could make your computer less safe and not work as well.

Can I Delete RUXIM folder

If RUXIM seems to be causing problems, like using too much CPU, better to talk to a pro or get in touch with Microsoft Support than just deleting the folder. Problems like these might mean there’s something else wrong that needs fixing.

TL:DR: Summing up

The Ruxim folder is a good guy in your Program Files, helping manage and deliver Windows updates. It’s not a good idea to delete it because it’s important for your computer’s well-being and security. If you’re ever unsure, it’s smarter to look things up or ask a pro before making big changes that could mess with your computer.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of WindowsDigitals.com. With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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