How to Remove “runas.exe”

What is runas.exe?

runas.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Run As Utility. It belongs to  Windows operating system and was developed by Microsoft, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-runas_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_5fbe9f67bec0f818\. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as runas.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with runas.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • runas.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the runas.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-runas_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_5fbe9f67bec0f818\, then it is likely that the system is affected with runas.exe malware.

How to remove runas.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing runas.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove runas.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 March 2018 at 7:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6de2ef1fcba4fbe6
a6e29d4112852b4e
d341bf85
d92c60de4f171602
c03a3031d9eae4d2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable c74a6a01837cdafc
ac4e604bd58cab44
189edeb0
f2b3afd5aac950de
331db64193ea4f2d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 35926ef92b380eac
3d25239f73c1512f
49f1f315
af265463ea47b695
f265a7ae858976a9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.210.47.180/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c6ef548772fa5063
37d99cb88b57c87d
2edd90d4
651bd130ddf45d03
a21866f08bdd8ef9
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 May 2012 at 10:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 65d657d2b679d8cd
ce83afa927fc0476
cd9a8c80
e7ffd8119142e345
ed1972a1866ab6f5
No 10.0.17666
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17666
.1000
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8e2a13f01e13c503
e10b3fecbd4d060f
93dfdcb9
ad81035d3bfb86ca
4013fa68f597b0b2
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c38d50d2ee414e3
f78b9dad82b98146
ec099a92
dfeaf27416f81888
681eb63a21b025bf
No 10.0.17738
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17738
.1000
Poland
4 N/A Executable 1a04d69eb43b28ca
54b760d99db9f991
9c7e5b10
f51ff2c814488cef
4dc039a89c7cb3a6
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
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