What is file_to_run.exe?

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 file_to_run.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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File_to_run.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with file_to_run
File_to_run.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as pcregservice Service belongs to software unknown by InfoSpace Sales.

Description: File_to_run.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. File_to_run.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 31,344 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 25,088 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. File_to_run.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as file_to_run.exe. Therefore, you should check the file_to_run.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.


User Comments

Zone alarm treats and quarantines file-to-runxxx.exe files and classifies them as Trojans. File returns after deletion from quarantine'
  R Abruzzi  

Summary: Average user rating of file_to_run.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks file_to_run.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks file_to_run.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving file_to_run issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with file_to_run. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the file_to_run.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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