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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,360
United States Rank #31,608
Reach 0.0023%


1.5.1011 77.78%
1.0.1175 22.22%

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Trend Micro RUBotted

What is Trend Micro RUBotted?  (from Trend Micro)

RUBotted monitors your computer for potential infection and suspicious activities associated with bots. Bots are malicious files that enable cybercriminals to secretly take control of your computer. Upon discovering a potential infection, RUBotted will identify and clean it with HouseCall. Protect your system by contin...  Read more


Trend Micro RUBotted is a software program developed by Trend Micro. The most common release is 1.5.1011, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named tmrubottedui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 7.25 MB (7,605,745 bytes). The installed file auupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of Trend Micro RUBotted come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: free.antivirus.com/us/rubotted/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{12650598-D7B9-4FB5-91B2-2CAA641AC589}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.25 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro RUBotted

Program executable:tmrubottedui.exe
Name:Trend Micro RUBotted .
Path:C:\Program Files\trend micro\rubotted\tmrubottedui.exe
Additional files:
  • auupdate.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted .
  • LogServer.exe - LogServer
  • SvcMgr.dll
  • tmdbg20.dll - SolarDebug20 DLL
  • TMRUBotted.exe
  • TMRUBottedTray.exe
  • tmupdate.dll - ActiveUpdate Module (ActiveUpdate module.)
  • TMRUBottedLite.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TMRUBotted.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro RUBotted Service' (RUBotted) "Show Trend Micro RUBotted warnings".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TMRUBottedTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TMRUBottedTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\TMRUBottedTray.exe".

How do I remove Trend Micro RUBotted?

You can uninstall Trend Micro RUBotted from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Trend Micro RUBotted, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Trend Micro RUBotted.

Win XP 47%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 53.33%
Windows Vista 31.11%
Windows 7 13.33%
Windows Server 2003 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 53.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 27.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.65%
Windows Vista Business 2.33%
Windows 7 Professional 2.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 8.33%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Sweden 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  Vietnam 1.67%
  Brazil 1.67%
  New Zealand 1.67%
  Spain 1.67%
  Israel 1.67%
  DK 1.67%
  Czech Republic 1.67%
  Ireland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 14.71%
American Megatrends 14.71%
Medion 8.82%
Gateway 8.82%
Intel 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Compaq 2.94%
ASUS 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.13%
VIA P4X266-8233 3.13%
Sony VGN-SZ381P 3.13%
SiS Technology Inc. SiS66... 3.13%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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