How to Remove “SETUPA.EXE”

What is SETUPA.EXE?

Originally developed by InstallShield Corporation, SETUPA.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as 32-bit Setup Launcher and it belongs to InstallShield. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SETUPA.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SETUPA.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SETUPA.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by SETUPA.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SETUPA.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SETUPA.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SETUPA.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 April 2008 at 3:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 827732e06461ba7d
65ba98d482136264
624dea5e
1d15b1fdd2af1cd0
6c86fb56f9130e15
Backdoor.Win
32.Curioso.~
dy02
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Ukraine N/A
2 N/A Executable e8ae7f63907c9003
0b10672e3df94e70
acf57b80
07a71decc5eaacc7
ebe91f6fdcee2101
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable e582135c1d7846be
30ae1c2de39649db
99fc03e1
N/A Worm.Win32.N
imda.E
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable e8ae7f63907c9003
0b10672e3df94e70
acf57b80
07a71decc5eaacc7
ebe91f6fdcee2101
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 2:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 7c20508fb8d3087f
b106ccae8b65387d
121ed012
771e12e61018687f
56ad4cf5eb0fe25c
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 198.20.167.84/32
2 N/A Executable 5e20752022c74233
abf0ed8e2618a6d1
5827c8e4
8adbcf4ce3c198e2
531cf1dfe7b719d3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 692f5a7098db798c
9b6ec0ba2e762f61
b7b4b8e4
76ab4e8a4f19ab1d
cad689a9ff252eef
No 6.00.8467 6.00.8467 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cb110bc8efe38f8b
93326d366214a325
abb3bb25
73f0db11f10e7d00
7d721bb498254bdd
No 7.10.3077 7.10.3077 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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