Can not not uninstall/delete RunAsSystem.exe

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  1. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    #1 bertikul, May 3, 2013
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    I found out in another thread about RunAsSystem.exe which adds an item “Run as System” in the right click menu for applications/batch files. I thought it would be very useful and tried to install with no success.
    Installed it as admin on Win 8 enterprise x64. Got the right click menu, but when I right click on any .exe or .cmd/.bat and choose "Run as System" nothing happens. No program/batch launches.

    Then I thought maybe it is the AV or UAC somehow preventing RunAsSystem.exe to be installed or work properly so:

    Disabled UAC by: Changing setting in user accounts
    Changing registry keys
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLUA"=dword:0000000

    Diabled Kaspersky - Even booted win 8 in safe mode and renamed Kaspersky folder & exe in "Program files x86".

    Tried to reinstalled RunAsSystem.exe, restarted several times still no success.
    Since I didn't find a way to make RunAsSystem.exe work in my system, can anyone help me delete the "Run as System" item from right click menu ?. Searched a lot on the net but couldn't find a way to delete it from the registry or uninstall RunAsSystem.exe from my system.
    Please help
    Thanks

    (Sorry for the "not not" in my threads Title)
     
  2. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    #2 bertikul, May 3, 2013
    Last edited: May 3, 2013
    (OP)
    Forgot to say I tried to manually remove the right click item from the registry in:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    etc etc

    Tried ShellExView/ShellMenuNew but could not find anywhere that "Run as System" item.
    Thanks




    By the way, how can we edit thread titles when mistakes are made?
     
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  4. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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  5. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    Goto C:\Windows\System32 & DELETE RunAsSystem.exe

    REGEDIT:

    COPY

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\RunAsSystem]
    @="Run as system"
    "HasLUAShield"=""

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\RunAsSystem\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\RunAsSystem.exe\" %1"

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\RunAsSystem]
    @="Run as system"
    "HasLUAShield"=""

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\RunAsSystem\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\RunAsSystem.exe\" %1"

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\batfile\shell\RunAsSystem]
    @="Run as system"
    "HasLUAShield"=""

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\batfile\shell\RunAsSystem\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\RunAsSystem.exe\" %1"

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\RunAsSystem]
    @="Run as system"
    "HasLUAShield"=""

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\RunAsSystem\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\RunAsSystem.exe\" %1"


    INTO New Text Document & Save As RemoveRunAsSystem.reg & Merge & Sign Out.:D
     
  6. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    YES YES YES.
    The reg file worked like a charm. Thank you 1000 times. Have spent hours for that stupid thing.
    Cheers
     
  7. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    Sorry it didn't work for you.:eek:

    I'm happy/glad i could help you REMOVE RunAsSystem.exe. :D