How to Remove “SETUPSE.EXE”

What is SETUPSE.EXE?

SETUPSE.EXE is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft FrontPage Server Extension Setup Bootstrapper. It belongs to Microsoft SharePoint and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\users\{user}\downloads\office xp\sharept\setupse.exe. 
Cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as SETUPSE.EXE to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with SETUPSE.EXE malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SETUPSE.EXE file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SETUPSE.EXE and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\users\{user}\downloads\office xp\sharept\setupse.exe, then it is likely that the system is affected with SETUPSE.EXE malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing SETUPSE.EXE file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 October 2010 at 11:18 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable abba1c2b1414d10c
8606a17ac7d48218
5c2434f8
201ea92f7581b143
1803abf55f31678e
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 9.0.2522 9.0.2522 Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 615acbdf2cb88b2f
b891b70fb8e58016
0f39ccfd
6f936aa1e36b4f8a
e6c525001ca1e0b5
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 126b5e1b94f7e636
96abb7244c11db8d
d7dc28bc
cac283443b54aec5
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Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 Belgium N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 428463b657a920c2
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485973eb
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4a7391d4d1122e01
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 11:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5bbf3509c9dd92d5
7dd75a079e728cd2
21f01569
N/A No 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 Sweden
2 N/A Executable 35d91a32b398d6ca
5e1b1cd339d8170b
056b39b0
69c2f9229ec426cc
31fc85a0ddd745da
No N/A N/A Russian Federation
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 56ea5b2a564e23bb
fc29518bb810aa88
7a340887
87410041845f3d8f
0e0106ad448365d0
No 9.0.3811 9.0.3811 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable eeea4f14a8795839
b010586373dc51ae
0b074362
N/A No 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 Saudi Arabia
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