What is run.bat?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the run.bat 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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Run.bat file information

The process run.bat has no identifications of its developer.

Description: Run.bat is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Run.bat is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 64 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\RunOnce, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The run.bat file is not a Windows system file. run.bat appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify run.bat related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as run.bat, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the run.bat 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

Datei der Index.dat Suite zum Loeschen der .dat Dateien, in denen die History (vom IE) etc. gespeichert werden.
I wrote the program that uses it. It is used by Index.dat Suite to delete the index.dat files upon re-boot (along with any other files that the user decides to include in it)
  Steven Burn   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of run.bat: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 5 users think run.bat is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving run issues

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