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: 31 January 2010 at 12:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 3ce0c2c8151c2ddb
394c04ef54e52e87
d2d1e45a
b1adcbb853abb9d5
c25db247351f4802
Virus.Win32.
Golem.a0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable fc35225275628ac7
ac8fa63e2b429ac7
5858e899
d29a08d373145775
dcf36b428b0bbe25
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 2, 0 N/A 10.224.1.117/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 6699a687b3e2cea4
c4ec148f015cf831
4dc672a4
4d6377eeb5023762
1d6de3396a9d2f2d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bd398c02583c9066
f48d5e2f18f2021c
5ab087ed
8e63ca61321933ca
e62db71d46fdc112
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 11:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8b6fda5c8f37381c
78f8c362f2359eea
c380b3d8
56b5d6bc06cdb731
abed4711ca0a66d9
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco
2 N/A Executable 787a6c5482e9fe6a
2b8cb73229400c87
a5e101ee
f2a8fb28dc4b83e4
f181289ab277d06b
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.60/32
3 N/A Executable d3f6189b14a5647a
b6d589a0cf58862a
d447aead
92d480c8bf2ce448
c1826ca01de3be4c
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A United States
4 N/A Executable f30e144c162d5eb7
f3ee71f0a07047c3
30761259
062345b7ca8404bd
2fe731f8563b6f63
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
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