What is run.cmd?

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

More precise details about what the run.cmd process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Run.cmd is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Run.cmd is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 248 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 341 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce). The file is not a Windows core file. run.cmd appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify run.cmd related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as run.cmd, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the run.cmd 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

This file is from my win installation of a French Windows pack (Windows corporate sp2) - Sert à lancer a configurer windows lors du premier demarrage

Summary: Average user rating of run.cmd: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks run.cmd 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 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 run.cmd 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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