How to get rid of the MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate VirusSometimes the MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate file may cloak a virus, e.g. Microsoft found Trojan:VBS/Redeshaca, as well as TrendMicro found VBS_REDESHACA.A. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe
No data exists regarding the producer of the MicrosoftRuntime process. An obsolete or defective version of MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MicrosoftRuntime has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MicrosoftRuntime 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)
- MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe MicrosoftRuntime
MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 884 bytes (63% of all these files), 1,007 bytes, 1,457 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,011 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove MicrosoftRuntime 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe (MicrosoftRuntime) 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 MicrosoftRuntime. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MicrosoftRuntime 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 MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe 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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