• Undesirable program

    GB RUNNER Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    GB Runner
  • Filename
    GB Runner
  • Command
  • Description
    Added by the Games Bot PUP.  Games Bot is a program that allows you to download shockwave games that you can play on your computer. Behind the scenes, though, this program will create constant requests to various web sites, which utilizes a large amount of resources on your computer. This task will launch Games Bot when you login to your computer.
  • File Location
    C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GB Runner
  • Startup Type
    This program is started by a scheduled task in the Windows Task Scheduler. This is a common starting point for adware and PUPs.

    The Command listed below is what is executed when the task is run.

  • Removal Instructions
  • This entry has been requested 1,102 times.


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