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 OICXOPOQM Executable 6df03130749258c1
44b7603b2ebbaf33
2a81c3c7
c5e282f2b8b9c4e4
66455a40193628da
TrojWare.Win
32.Injector.
AMXL
No 1.10.0011 1.10.0011 Internal Submission N/A
2 OICXOPOQM Executable 6df03130749258c1
44b7603b2ebbaf33
2a81c3c7
c5e282f2b8b9c4e4
66455a40193628da
TrojWare.Win
32.Injector.
AMXL
No 1.10.0011 1.10.0011 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b8e066fe46f37d0f
f05ab9b722243f01
0031544d
150f48f7732fdac5
001560a73967c093
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.Frau
dload.~GGI
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
France N/A
4 N/A Executable c2196760eb7755b1
b4a9355eebe155b3
a460781b
bd73fa6060925927
7534eda8375aa210
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Finland N/A
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27

Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 July 2008 at 11:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Zwick Executable 766e319eb74d1f34
587da567c727ad56
d84aa36a
dda83d190b3c414e
193a49a782de2a4b
No N/A N/A 10.224.5.32/32
2 N/A Executable 5e20752022c74233
abf0ed8e2618a6d1
5827c8e4
8adbcf4ce3c198e2
531cf1dfe7b719d3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 超速播放器主页 Executable 753508f7c9cf20a1
2447844ace6e1994
d0ae16e3
7535dbdc1838b38a
6f920c2b10ca564d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 692f5a7098db798c
9b6ec0ba2e762f61
b7b4b8e4
76ab4e8a4f19ab1d
cad689a9ff252eef
No 6.00.8467 6.00.8467 Internal Submission
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