What does the runner.exe file do?
The runner.exe process is also known as WebStroller runner module or, as the case may be, MasterAgent and is a part of Idle Crawler or, as the case may be, OverLook. This software is produced by EUROHAUTE LTD or, as the case may be, KORSTON UNITED LP. An obsolete or defective version of runner.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WebStroller runner module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WebStroller runner module 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)
- runner.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module runner.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about runner.exe WebStroller runner module
runner.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Runner.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 392,768 bytes (23% of all these files), 39,512 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The runner file is not part of the Windows operating system. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. This runner program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Runner.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A runner.exe file has a 49% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 394,840 bytes (25% of all these files), 93,696 bytes, 45,056 bytes or, as the case may be, 392,768 bytes. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Runner.exe is capable of track other applications.
- A runner.exe file has a 76% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 42,496 bytes. It does not supply any version information or other description. This runner program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A runner.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 217,138 bytes.
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 runner.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 runner?
|It's a genuine process which runs when you execute the tool called Websecurify Scanner (further information...) |
|Great for school computers which blocks .exe files. A way to get around security features and play games at school by converting .exe files into .jar |
Summary: One user judges runner.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Idle Crawler or OverLook
To remove WebStroller runner module 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 Idle Crawler or OverLook in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if runner.exe (WebStroller runner module) 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 WebStroller runner module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WebStroller runner module 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 runner.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.