What is autoruns.exe?

autoruns.exe is part of Sysinternals autoruns and developed by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com according to the autoruns.exe version information.

autoruns.exe's description is "Autostart program viewer"

autoruns.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

autoruns.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected autoruns.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on autoruns.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameSysinternals autoruns
Company nameSysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
File descriptionAutostart program viewer
Internal nameSysinternals Autoruns
Original filenameautoruns.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2002-2021 Mark Russinovich
Product version13.100
File version13.100

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSysinternals autoruns
Company nameSysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
File descriptionAutostart program viewer
Internal nameSysinternals Autoruns
Original filenameautoruns.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2002-2021 Mark Russino..
Product version13.100
File version13.100

Digital signatures [?]

autoruns.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA 2011
Certificate serial number33000001df6bf02e92a74ab4d00000000001df

VirusTotal report

1 of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the autoruns.exe file. That's a 1% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Zillya Trojan.Shelma.Win32.9084
1 of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the autoruns.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD546cf67d92e94368b7af3783b9e510043
SHA256b1d3862e14fa5d627ac229f3707c0640c3a95dff192a204d2969f2bd72546b5b

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to autoruns.exe:

autoruns.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

autoruns.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Autostart program viewer has stopped working.

End Program - autoruns.exe. This program is not responding.

autoruns.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

autoruns.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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