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: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 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 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
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 46f7909e6f9f27e5
d51e61a2fb5d645f
b2b0e8b7
cdf799116720fdb2
b65328825f39dac7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 October 2011 at 10:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 787a6c5482e9fe6a
2b8cb73229400c87
a5e101ee
f2a8fb28dc4b83e4
f181289ab277d06b
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.60/32
2 N/A Executable d3f6189b14a5647a
b6d589a0cf58862a
d447aead
92d480c8bf2ce448
c1826ca01de3be4c
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 65d657d2b679d8cd
ce83afa927fc0476
cd9a8c80
e7ffd8119142e345
ed1972a1866ab6f5
No 10.0.17666
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17666
.1000
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e710e82373f0727c
b259c13252d9360b
48fea161
f232a7431d2d3ac9
a521c69942897a67
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
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