Runas.exe ( What is it ?)

  johnpalmer 08:48 26 Dec 08

In the last few days, a window has starting popping up on my computer offering to starp up "Runas" in order to eliminate harmful websites.

I have never seen it before.

It shows my name on the startup page.

When I press the start button, after a few seconds, it shows an error message window.

What on earth is this, and can I get rid of it.

I have various software defences including Norton.

Any help gratefully received

  skidzy 09:02 26 Dec 08

" I have various software defences including Norton "

Please tell exactly what defences you have installed.

The RunAs program runs a program as a different user, requiring the correct domain, user name, and password. The user will be prompted for any required value that was not entered on the command line.
But can be disguised as Malware etc.

Run your Anti's (updated) and in safemode.

Mbam click here download/update and boot into safemode and run.

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