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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,244
United States Rank #8,245
Reach 0.0407%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.97 days
471.05 days >
Average installed length: 247.50 days


VersionDistribution 72.19% 27.56% 0.25%

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Trend Micro RUBotted 2.0 Beta

What is Trend Micro RUBotted Beta?  (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 2.0 Beta is a software program developed by Trend Micro. The most common release is, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is RUBottedGUI.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 18.07 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 11.34 MB (11,888,884 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Trend Micro RUBotted Beta 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\Trend Micro\RUBotted\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro RUBotted 2.0 Beta

Program executable:RUBottedGUI.exe
Name:Trend Micro RUBotted
Trend Micro RUBotted tool
Signed by:Trend Micro
Path:C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\RUBottedGUI.exe
Additional files:
  • RUBottedSetup.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted 2.0 BETA
  • RUBotSrv.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted (Trend Micro RUBotted Service)
  • RUBottedGUI.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted tool
  • hc_core.dll - Trend Micro iRobot (Trend Micro HouseCall Core)
  • ServiceSetup.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted Service Controller
  • UninstRUBotted.exe - Trend Micro RUBotted Uninstall helper
  • hc_help.dll
  • UninstallGUI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RUBottedGUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5E40B3C8-313D-4E7F-A1B6-FB35A6B874C5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RUBottedGUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • RUBotSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro RUBotted Service' (Trend Micro RUBotted Service) "Trend Micro service for RUBotted tool".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RUBottedGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Trend Micro RUBotted V2.0 Beta' which loads as C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\RUBottedGUI.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010989545%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00040867%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00069029%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:160,408
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:364.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0012189088%
Kernel CPU:0.00076534%
User CPU:0.00045356%
CPU cycles/sec:6,130,395
I/O reads/min:268.5 KB
I/O writes/min:6.48 KB

How do I remove Trend Micro RUBotted Beta?

You can uninstall Trend Micro RUBotted Beta 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 2.0 Beta, 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 Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 15%
Keep it 85%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.40%
Windows 10 14.50%
Windows XP 9.91%
Windows Vista 6.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.50%
Windows 7 Professional 14.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.79%
Windows 8.1 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.95%
  Germany 19.94%
  United Kingdom 4.78%
  France 4.37%
  Canada 3.15%
  Australia 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Spain 1.63%
  Italy 1.22%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Brazil 0.61%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Mexico 0.61%
  Argentina 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.06%
Acer 22.46%
Hewlett-Packard 20.55%
Toshiba 5.08%
ASUS 4.87%
Intel 4.24%
Lenovo 2.75%
Medion 2.33%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Samsung 1.69%
Sahara 1.27%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.73%
Dell XPS 8300 2.73%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.27%
Hewlett-Packard 700-209 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.27%

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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