rds.exe is a process associated with the OmniBack II Raima Database Server from HP. This is a critical process and should not be terminated.
Note: rds.exe can also be associated with the TrojanSpy.Win32.Delf Keylogger. This malicious process allows attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.
Non-system processes like rds.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues