What is Homerunner.exe ? Is It a Safe File?

Purpose of Homerunner.exe

The homerunner.exe process belongs to the TOM TOM Home program and is used for updating, backing up, or configuring your TOM TOM navigation system.

File Location

The homerunner.exe file is located in the C:\Program Files\TomTom2 folder.

Homerunner.exe Startup Information

By default, this process loads automatically when you start your computer. As homerunner.exe is a system tray application, its icon appears on your system tray when this program runs automatically at system startup.

Should I let homerunner.exe run at system startup?

Well, it depends on how often you require the TOM TOM navigation system. If you travel a lot, it will be prudent to let this program run at system startup. Otherwise, you can safely remove this program from your startup sequence. When required, you can start this process manually.

How to prevent homerunner.exe from loading automatically

If you choose to disable the process from startup programs, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Start menu and select the Run command.
  2. In the Open box, type msconfig and click the OK button.
  3. In the System Configuration Utility box, display the Startup tab.
  4. Next, clear the checkbox for the homerunner entry and click Apply to save your changes.
  5. Next, click Close to exit the System Configuration Utility box.
  6. Finally, restart your system.

Is homerunner.exe a virus?

No, homerunner.exe is a safe file and is not known to be associated with any malware program. However, many malware, such as virus, worm, trojan, adware and spyware deliberately give their files similar names as legitimate processes to avoid detection. For instance, a malware may install a rogue file called hommerunner.exe, homrunner.exe, homeruner.exe, or homerrunner.exe to prevent you from identifying the rogue process.

To ensure no unsolicited process is running on your system, go through the list of current processes.? To do this, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on the Process tab in the Windows Task Manager Window that opens to view this list. If you find an unsolicited process running on your system, we recommend you do not try to delete the file manually because doing so may cause you to lose important data. Instead, run a virus/malware scan of your system using reliable antivirus tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.

After you have removed the malicious file, perform a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaning software, such as RegServe, to get rid of any unwanted or incorrect entries which this rogue process may have added to your registry.