How to remove Runner.exe

Our article will explain you how to delete the Trojan virus called Runner.exe, the methods of infection, and the technics to defend your machine from it. We have created easy and safe instructions that will assist you to uninstall Runner.exe, and all the aftermath of its actions in five minutes.

The subject of our today's piece is Runner.exe Trojan, on which we’ve been receiving a lot of concern recent days. If the machine is infested with this program, then you need to understand how to beat it. Trojans are distinguished by their multitasking, and are able to actively resist elimination, make their own copies and reinstall after incorrect removal. We can help you, and in final part of this item you'll see the safe instructions on Runner.exe removal. Trojan viruses rarely infect the PC solely, so you should not focus on the deletion of one virus, but scan the whole system. If you had faced Trojans before - just scroll down to the deletion guide, but if Trojans threat is something unknown for you - inspect the following paragraphs to understand how to shield your computer against these threats.

 

What is Runner.exe trojan

So, Trojans are the largest group of undesired programs in the Earth's infosphere that is used by hackers for many tasks. Such tasks in most cases have semi-legal or illegal specific, such as botnets building, the steal of passwords and other data, espionage or downloading and maintaining already installed adware. The only disadvantage of Trojan viruses lies in their name - Trojans can't infect anything without human permission. Most of customers think that virus is anything that's bad for their systems, but you can't call Trojans viruses, since virus can replicate itself, that can avalanche spreading through flash drives and the Internet. Trojans can’t clone themselves, and cannot infect the computer independently. After infecting the device, the Trojan is extremely hard to detect manually that is highly appreciated by all kinds of fraudsters. We say all this to demonstrate one simple statement: you shouldn't let Trojans to enter the device, since it's much harder to get rid of them then to neutralize them.

Many users think that to prevent malware infection they just have to install an antivirus, but it's not true. Antiviruses are extremely helpful, but they can't restrict the whole Internet, and forbid you to download any files, including viruses. To make sure that the device is secure, you need to reconsider your habits, and behave wisely on the Internet. There are two ways to achieve this effect:

  • The safest method is to fully stop using tools of suspicious background. By these we mean all the tools downloaded not from website of its developer or licensed vendors. Of course, any cracked replicas of licensed utilities should also be considered probably harmful. If you quit using suchlike software, the probability of infection would be decreased to a minimum, and AV-program will be able to quickly deal with this minimum.
  • If you aren't going to totally abandon the use of not official programs, you should thoroughly inspect all utilities that you're going to install. Trojan viruses usually hide under the guise of useful utilities such as browser games, AV programs, driver updaters, system optimizers, browsers and search engines. Do not install strange tools from the above list, and when any pirated tool is installing - carefully follow the installation, canceling all offers for downloading extra programs.

Use these tips and you'll immediately see their result: your machine will become clean, quick and workable, and will stay so for years.

Runner.exe removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Usually we propose two methods to delete dangerous programs, but in this case, when uninstalling Trojans, there are far fewer ways to discover and get rid of them by hand. Trojan can hide in the root folder of any of your tools, so a novice customer can make an error, erase a crucial file and harm the system. To avoid this, we've created an instruction that will help you to get rid of Runner.exe easily and safely. Stage #1 is to go into Safe Mode and check system data. The second step consists of downloading and installing Spyhunter antivirus. After that - abide the given directions, and in 3-5 minutes the computer will be back in service.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab

Startup

Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

Remember that there's no have to buy Spyhunter right now - you can examine its effectiveness by downloading a free trial version. If you want to download Spyhunter or want to read more about it - click on the button below.

Antivirus scanner

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Removes virus fully: all files and even registry keys of malware will be deleted

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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