What is ruby.exe?

The genuine ruby.exe file is a software component of Ruby interpreter by Ruby Central Inc..
"Ruby.exe" is the name generally used for the executable interpreter for the Ruby open-source scripting language. At least eight different implementations of Ruby exist,including a version written in C, Ruby written in Ruby ("Rubinius"), etc. The Ruby language, created by Yukihiro Matsumoto and first released publicly in 1995, blends aspects of Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada and Lisp and was developed for UNIX/Linux, only usable under Windows when GNU, MinGW, or Cygwin provides a UNIX/Linux-type environment. Because of the degree of freedom allowed to use, copy, modify and distribute Ruby, which can be installed either by downloading an executable binary interpreter or compiling from source code, anyone unfamiliar with POSIX, GNU, or MinGW should not try to uninstall it. If it is present, entering "ruby -v" at a command prompt should indicate the version being used. The "" website is maintained by Ruby community volunteers and serves as a reference to manuals and available versions.

Ruby stands for Ruby interpreter (from DOS shell)

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 ruby.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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Ruby.exe file information

The process known as Ruby interpreter (CUI) (version 1.9.3p448 [i386-mingw32], 2.1.5p273 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p125 [i386-mingw32], 2.3.1p112 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p547 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p194 [i386-mswin32_90], [i386-cygwin], 2.1.8p440 [i386-mingw32], 2.1.6p336 [i386-mingw32], 1.8.6 [i386-mswin32_80], 2.3.3p222 [i386-mingw32]) belongs to software Ruby interpreter (version 1.9.3p448 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p125 [i386-mingw32], 2.1.5p273 [i386-mingw32], 2.3.1p112 [i386-mingw32], 2.3.3p222 [i386-mingw32], 2.1.6p336 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p194 [i386-mswin32_90], 2.1.8p440 [i386-mingw32], 1.9.3p547 [i386-mingw32], [i386-cygwin]) or iPhone Configuration Web by

Description: Ruby.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ruby.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 70,239 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 107,178 bytes, 7,168 bytes or 8,192 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Ruby.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ruby.exe, you may also visit the website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Metasploit or iPhone Configuration Web (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If ruby.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 42,518 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. ruby.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of ruby.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ruby issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ruby. 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 ruby.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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