What is autorun.exe?
Autorun.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if autorun.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Autorun.exe file information
The process known as AntiVirus (version 2007 Pro) or AutoPlay Application or ams60_runtime or Autorun Application or Anti rapidshare or Monolith HTML AutoRun or Donate or Doom for Windows (version 95 Autorun app)
belongs to software Windows Updater or Anvivirus Application or AutoPlay Media Studio (version 6.0 Runtime, 5.0 Professional Editon Runtime) or Doom95 or EeeSplendid or Autorun Application or Call of Duty (version 4 - Modern Warfare(TM)) or Monolith HTML AutoRun
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Microsoft Co (www.microsoft.com) or Firaxis Games or Xaos-inc.com or emme Technique or Monolith Productions or Activision or id Software.
Description: Autorun.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,404,352 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 7,680 bytes and 20 more variants.
Autorun.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Autorun.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify autorun.exe related errors
If autorun.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes. The program has a visible window. Autorun.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The autorun.exe file is not a Windows system file.
If autorun.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 27% dangerous. The file size is 508,555 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 7 more variants. Autorun.exe is not a Windows system file. Autorun.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 2,404,352 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,400,256 bytes, 24,576 bytes or 84,992 bytes.
If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 6,882,816 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,748,416 bytes or 2,396,160 bytes.
If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 630,816 bytes.
If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 721,408 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,351,104 bytes.
If autorun.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 159,744 bytes.
If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 290,872 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "QBCD autorun" is not required to run at start up. Quick Books CD
Important: Some malware also uses the file name autorun.exe, for example FakeAlert-B (detected by McAfee), and W32.Versie.A or Backdoor.EggDrop (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the autorun.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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