How to remove the SpeedRunner virus

Most antivirus programs identify SpeedRunner.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADER.ALV or TROJ_DLOADE.DUF, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.agrd or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.ndt.

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SpeedRunner.exe file information

The process known as SpeedRunner.exe belongs to software SpeedRunner Application by unknown.

Description: SpeedRunner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SpeedRunner.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 218,112 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 208,896 bytes and 4 more variants. 
SpeedRunner.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. SpeedRunner.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SpeedRunner.exe related errors

Important: You should check the SpeedRunner.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 SpeedRunner.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks SpeedRunner.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SpeedRunner issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active SpeedRunner process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SpeedRunner.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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