Title: Runauto
Type: Worms

Remove Runauto
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Runauto severity is 23  (23 / 100)
Runauto is a relatively harmless worm written in Visual Basic Script. It spreads by copying itself to all local drives and removable media except floppy drives. Once the user opens such a drive, the worm is automatically executed. Runauto does not carry any payload. It secretly runs on every Windows startup. Related files: autorun.vbs

Runauto properties:
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Runauto removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Runauto. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Runauto using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Runauto snapshot:

Runauto manual removal:

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit=userinit.exe,autorun.bat
Delete files:
autorun.exe, autorun.bat, autorun.vbs, autorun.reg, autorun.inf
Runauto files reside in default system directory, which is C:\WINDOWS\System32 or C:\WINNT\System32. They can also be found in the root of all local drives and removable media.

Geolocation of Runauto:

This map reveals the prevalence of Runauto. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: China.

QR code for Runauto removal instructions:

Runauto qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Runauto are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Runauto right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2007-03-14 07:21:14
Information updated: 2008-11-05 06:11:37

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