What is MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe file information

Little is known about the MicrosoftRuntime process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\libraries\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 884 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 1,007 bytes, 1,457 bytes, 899 bytes or 1,011 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows system file. MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe, for example VBS_REDESHACA.A (detected by TrendMicro), and HEUR:Trojan.Script.Agent.gen (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MicrosoftRuntimeUpdate.vbe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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