How to Remove “rnuninst.exe”

What is rnuninst.exe?

Originally developed by Real Networks, Inc., rnuninst.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Uninstaller Shell Executable and it belongs to Uninstaller Shell Executable product. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
rnuninst.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after rnuninst.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with rnuninst.exe malware?

If your system is affected by rnuninst.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • rnuninst.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove rnuninst.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove rnuninst.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 April 2009 at 3:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable b284b9fcc08e0fb5
7b5e762e2fcb54c7
d7884f5a
7e724441841a7733
04180f3af75e4907
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.9.1081 6.0.9.1081 Turkey N/A
2 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable 4169eee4b1759ab8
54a69ad3aac74e07
840c38fe
23347d66f2f313a0
2fc620a36c7af24e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.9.580 6.0.9.580 Romania N/A
3 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable d46eaaa3759ec68e
f11de66348fc576a
095772f2
3dbfc8dca9012cd5
3fb2956a73a69a64
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.9.376 6.0.9.376 Russian Federation N/A
4 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable 730069944fd10723
82c49f7fb6337b07
9e53f786
44e415fc133b9990
6b7c719ae3e1fadf
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 7.0.0.2181 7.0.0.2181 Germany N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable 7c04d9970e299cf1
a84c730fe525bd73
795dddc6
c3d9066cd07b83a3
a224382046231ef8
No 6.0.7.535 6.0.7.535 Internal Submission
2 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable 45d720334e2104aa
5f6f15505b0db897
06794dfb
861992fdb9f0cd4b
a3a7beaffd0bbcf5
No 6.0.9.412 6.0.9.412 France
3 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable eab3a4da358572d5
9fd65a423cd0fff2
577668e6
N/A No 6.0.9.1030 6.0.9.1030 United Kingdom
4 RealNetworks, Inc. Executable b8bca9acdcbbe343
b23b6516268a6410
cbb05c63
76a4891f276b898d
b8cd293c62d67cff
No 6.0.8.115 6.0.8.115 United States
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