Runouce.exe is the worst virus I have ever seen in my entire life. It affected me 3 days back when my brother downloaded some random thing from the internet which was packed by this virus "runounce.exe". It can block your internet connection, stop you from accessing anti-virus or anti-malware websites. Even if you try to install anti-virus software, it will not let it happen because it can understand and read names of the executables. I re-installed the Windows 3 times and and all of the times it returned. Luckilly I found a way to get rid of this virus and I will show how you can too.

Before starting let me summarize what "runounce.exe" can do:

  • It can block your internet connection.
  • It can block your access to anti-virus websites.
  • It will not allow you to install anti-virus softwares.
  • It can spread in your whole computer and even replace your original windows files thus corrupting the operating system.
  • It uses your internet conenction to send email spam.

In my case, along with runouce.exe there were two more viruses "net.exe" and "net1.exe". I think they are a part of the virus pack. After infecting the victim's computer, it make changes in the system reigstry and courrupts it. The 2nd thing it do is to spread in the system volume information of all the local disks you have on your system. So if you just format the C drive and re-install the Windows, runouce.exe will come again from other local drives.

Now I think you know how severe the condition is actually. Follow the steps given below to totally remove the runouce.exe from your system:

1. You will need another computer or laptop. Open up your 2nd computer or laptop and download "Malwarebytes Antimalware". Then rename the Malwarebytes software to something else to make sure that the virus doesn't identifies it. Now copy it into a flash drive.

2. Start the infected computer and press F8 during the bootup. This will take you into a menu. Then select the "Safe mode".

3. Once you are logged in as an aministrator in safe mode, connect the USB flash drive. Now install the Malwarebytes.

4. Once it has been installed, run it and make a quick scan of all the local disk drives and especially use the "Flash scan". 

5. Then scan the USB too as it will also contain the viruses because you connected it.

6. Once the whole computer is scanned and cleaned, log out of safe mode and start computer normally.

7. Go and download "AVG 2014". Once downloaded, disable the Malwarebytes and isntall the AVG 2014 antivirus. After the installation is complete, run it and scan the whole computer again including the flash drive.

8. Once you are confident that it has scanned the whole computer, you will have install a fresh copy ofWindows. The reason I am saying to re-install the Windows is that this virus has the ability to replace the orignal windows files with the infected files.

One thing to remeber here is to always install a fresh copy. Repair Windows option will not provide good results. So format the C drive or where you have installed the windows and install a fresh copy.

Congrats. Your computer is now clean from runouce.exe and other viruses. For future, always make sure you have a good antivurs present on your system such as AVG 2014.