What is TomTomHOMERunner.exe?

The genuine TomTomHOMERunner.exe file is a software component of TomTom HOME by TomTom.
"TomTomHOMERunner.exe" is the system tray application for TomTom HOME. The file interacts with a TomTom device when connected to the PC for free Map Share map edits, QuickGPSfix updates, and content updates. The tray icon links the applications and menu options to the TomTomHOME software by providing quick links in the system tray. TomTom is a Dutch company founded in 1991 and a global provider of leading navigation systems and technology.

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 TomTomHOMERunner.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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TomTomHOMERunner.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TomTomHOMERunner
TomTomHOMERunner.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as System Tray application for TomTom HOME belongs to software TomTom HOME by TomTom (

Description: TomTomHOMERunner.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TomTomHOMERunner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 248,176 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 247,728 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). TomTomHOMERunner.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  • search the support area on the TomTom website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of TomTom HOME (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TomTomHOMERunner.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TomTomHOMERunner.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.


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Best practices for resolving TomTomHOMERunner issues

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