What is run.exe?
Run.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if run.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Run.exe file information
Description: Run.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. run.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 323,584 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 20,480 bytes and 15 more variants.
Run.exe is not a Windows core file. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. Run.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of any problems with run.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Security Task Manager or Akeni Pro Messenger.
Recommended: Identify run.exe related errors
If run.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 324,096 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes and 14 more variants. There is no description of the program. The run.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Run.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
If run.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 479,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 201,289 bytes. There is no file information. Run.exe is not a Windows core file. Run.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If run.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 4,460 bytes.
If run.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 5,077 bytes.
If run.exe is located in the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 5,081 bytes.
If run.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 255,800 bytes.
If run.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 9,047 bytes.
If run.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 18,432 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "sc" can run at start up. All-In-One_SPY stealth monitoring software - allows monitoring and recording of all actions performed on a computer. It records all keystrokes, remembers addresses of Internet pages visited, and maintains a log file listing all applicationsrun on the computer. It can create screenshots and record sounds from the computer's microphone to a sound file
- "SPP": ??
Important: Some malware also uses the file name run.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R27C2DJ or TROJ_SMALLTR.AGO (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Generic.2928456 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the 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.
Michael Anders (further information)
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