How to remove the winrun virus

Most antivirus programs identify winrun.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Zmunik.rb or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.eyqw, and Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.DA.

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Winrun.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winrun
Winrun.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as software belongs to software P2Pcontrol or Stub by IM (

Description: Winrun.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winrun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 221,184 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run, Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Winrun.exe is not a Windows system file. Winrun.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with winrun.exe, you can do the following:

Recommended: Identify winrun.exe related errors

If winrun.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 46,528 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run, Run). Winrun.exe is not a Windows system file. winrun.exe appears to be a compressed file.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: You should check the winrun.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If software has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of winrun.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks winrun.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks winrun.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winrun issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active winrun process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the winrun.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 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.

Other processes

winrun.exe [all]