How to Remove “SETUPEX.EXE”

What is SETUPEX.EXE?

SETUPEX.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as SetupEx Application. It belongs to SetupEx Application, developed by Sony Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SETUPEX.EXE with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SETUPEX.EXE malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SETUPEX.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SETUPEX.EXE occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SETUPEX.EXE malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove SETUPEX.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SETUPEX.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 February 2009 at 12:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 93a4ae5009856512
38161f8da16a32cb
caaa7ec5
0b723855b76f5bb9
2990567c2dc5e25b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Pakistan N/A
2 Iridium Systems Limited. Executable f2d3a65055a0b016
729ee2e5b283dc87
0e37fbf9
0b1a04d2aa81386a
b82a188eecb44ddb
Unclassified
Malware
No 1, 5, 0, 1 1, 5, 0, 1 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 20f7fdc2ac15e2bd
d773841657f947d8
6b3f61ba
87fa29f2e6546741
6f2fed2ccb33ab0d
Heur.Suspici
ous
No N/A N/A Czech Republic N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 March 2009 at 3:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 7593d277d5efbf2e
506fa9e1725cfd3b
30b8f2c1
add147fd28a66c8a
816ddf1f88e19f7b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 CrypKey Executable 5b9433c20916cbed
48cfc46b9821d474
f0bc39a4
641d018de477e685
b24c528bc0fdb67f
No 5.7 5.7 10.224.1.116/32
3 CrypKey Executable ca1497aa21b8a4d1
04d20cf231995656
b3fd7ae1
2cd93507fefe9067
76b257e7917426d2
Yes 7.102 7.1 Internal Submission
4 CrypKey Executable 5b9433c20916cbed
48cfc46b9821d474
f0bc39a4
641d018de477e685
b24c528bc0fdb67f
No 5.7 5.7 United States
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