Windows 10: RuntimeBroker.exe a Virus?

Discus and support RuntimeBroker.exe a Virus? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Windows security has blocked the subject "App" (as it titles it) there is a file (my title) with this name in "C" drive dated 2018; I presume if this... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by D.Charner, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. D.Charner Win User

    RuntimeBroker.exe a Virus?

    Windows security has blocked the subject "App" (as it titles it) there is a file (my title) with this name in "C" drive dated 2018; I presume if this new 2019 one came via a normal Windows update it would have been excepted ergo it is likely malware. Have no idea where it came from. Does deletion seem the prudent option?

    D.Charner, Jul 23, 2019
  2. Rose Cal Win User


    Hi Khaled,

    It is possible that you .exe is not working due to corrupted system files or account. To assist you better, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Does this happen with a specific application or with all of your application?
    • Have you tried creating a new admin account to check if the issue also with new account or only with the current account?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you follow the steps in this article on how
    to create a new admin account.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Rose Cal, Jul 23, 2019
  3. Malware tprdpw64.exe after installing 7zip

    Thank you for the reply and the suggestions. However neither link provided a working solution. I followed each set of instructions step by step, to the T, but the viruses are still there.

    I killed the processes with Rkill as instructed, and it found and ended the malware process `tprdpw64.exe`. It, however, did nothing
    about the adware `svcvmx` & `svcvmx client` processes. After doing so I downloaded and installed Zemana, as instructed, and let it do a full system scan. Might I add that this took over
    10 hours to complete, as I have 1,396,541 files on my PC, so this whole thing wasted nearly half a day of my time with no results.

    Zemana detected the malware virus `tprdpw64.exe` located at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\tprdpw64.exe"
    (among other, smaller "threats"), and labeled it as malware. After it finished the scan, it said it has placed all files into quarantine, including `tprdpw64.exe`.
    However, when checking the quarantine list `tprdpw64.exe` is
    not listed. I then decided to have Zemana remove the files in the
    quarantine list from my system and then rebooted my PC. It removed them all successfully, except for `tprdpw64.exe`
    which is still on my system, and still runs (I can still see it in task manager after rebooting). So the 10+ hours of waiting were all for nothing.

    I then used Zemana's "drag-and-drop" feature to re-scan just `tprdpw64.exe`
    (in order to not have to wait 10+ hours again). It scanned it, and now says the file is not a threat (but it clearly is).

    I then proceeded to step 2, using AdwCleaner to remove the adware. This did not work in the slightest. AdwCleaner did not detect the adware virus at all, and thus did nothing about it. I still cannot remove the viruses manually, either. However for some
    reason, the adware `svcvmx` & `svcvmx client` processes no longer seem to run (my PC has been on for about an hour, and the processes
    have yet to startup). However, even so the files are still on my file system and would like to delete them.


    I have just searched my registry, looking for any possible signs of tprdpw64 being listed, and there was nothing there.
    Jon Barrow, Jul 23, 2019
  4. RuntimeBroker.exe a Virus?

    One of my exe files is blocked in Windows but there is no explanation why

    Hi Frank B.,

    Corrupt registry settings or some third party product (or virus) can change the default configuration for running EXE files. This may lead to failed operation when you try to run EXE files. Having said that, you may want to turn off the
    Controlled folder access in Windows Defender and see if it makes any difference. You can follow the steps below:

    1. Open Windows Defender Security Center.
    2. Select Virus & threat protection.
    3. Click Virus & threat protection settings.
    4. Scroll down to Mange Controlled folder access then toggle it

    If you have additional questions, or if the issue persists after the troubleshooting steps above, please let me know by replying to this thread. This way, I'll get notified and respond back to you as soon as I can.
    Michelle Vil, Jul 23, 2019

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