What is erunt.exe?

The genuine erunt.exe file is a software component of ERUNT by
A registry backup utility, Erunt was designed for Windows XP and Windows NT systems. It runs scheduled backups of your registry in the event of a fatal or critical error. Erunt was written and released as freeware by Lars Hederer and is available in multiple languages.

ERUNT stands for Emergency Recovery Utility Network Technology

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the erunt.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Erunt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with erunt
Erunt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ERUNT 1.1j appears to belong to software ERUNT by unknown.

Description: Erunt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Erunt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 395,776 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. Erunt.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The erunt.exe file is not a Windows system file. Erunt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If erunt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 157,696 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no information about the author of the file. The erunt.exe file is not a Windows core file. Erunt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with erunt.exe, you could also remove the entire program ERUNT using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as erunt.exe. Therefore, you should check the erunt.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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Best practices for resolving erunt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with erunt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the erunt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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