What does the autorun.exe file do?
The autorun.exe process is also known as AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE or, as the case may be, AutoPlay Application and is a part of AutoPlay Media Studio Runtime or, as the case may be, AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE. This software is produced by GIGABYTE Technology Co. or, as the case may be, EVGA (www.evga.com). An obsolete or defective version of autorun.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- autorun.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module autorun.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about autorun.exe AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE
autorun.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Autorun.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,829,312 bytes (50% of all these files), 6,882,816 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,396,160 bytes.
The autorun file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Autorun.exe is capable of track other applications as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A autorun.exe file has a 19% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 263,744 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,640,896 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,415,152 bytes. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The autorun file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Autorun.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as supervise programs.
- A autorun.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 80,384 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 6,795,608 bytes.
The autorun file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file does not supply any version information or other description. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders).
You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program.
Autorun.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves autorun.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about autorun?
|This file belongs to Able Auto Run; a program to help you create an auto run CD. |
|I have two autoruns, the autorun made by Microsoft for executing CDs and DVDs and another. The other is located in my Temp folder and about every half hour pops up a message saying, "On Click, Line 1: unexpected symbol near ' '. It looks as if it isn't important so I deleted it. |
|it's a file from Soltek installation CD, it's not needed and it's not dangerous |
|It's a worm that spreads to your executable disks. When you open your disk it will start a process that cannot be stopped. |
|autorun inf usb on to open autorun file |
Summary: 5 users judge autorun.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 5 users have already deleted autorun.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall AutoPlay Media Studio Runtime or AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE
To remove AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AutoPlay Media Studio Runtime or AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if autorun.exe (AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AORUS GRAPHICS ENGINE or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or autorun.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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