How to Remove “SETUPSQL.EXE”

What is SETUPSQL.EXE?

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SETUPSQL.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 SETUPSQL.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 SETUPSQL.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 August 2008 at 7:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f618bcb62dd39c72
d181b17a9ce2aaf6
b9972424
4062d08135a3b07b
540963f0d1b65bc0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Thailand N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 367bf2482e1dade6
4e65c74ed5351771
1209a2d2
a0b00016c9462097
af444347fe7ad0c2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Taiwan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9132300b6b24dddb
21e8a4a7e9dc5e79
14c99793
5e4f1528bebaf255
93070fce3a9c5d46
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 32547e7ba96e36a7
6fd07504fd35b9f8
595f519b
6398a3dd3ce0a6c5
4016a72d99e62a06
Virus.Win32.
Sality.k
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Argentina N/A
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28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 June 2008 at 7:23 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 92fa2ec2d97cdb55
597028ef34261b7a
f249f575
071abd4ef3746389
8bb0cbd6c9cda1ab
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.1.63/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cd12d3616a999002
0fcaf8e56955e0cc
53cb8061
917d0481d7525205
5d2cbd8f09639373
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 35d0901ea4dc65c3
f64d633ed6959169
8f12ed62
7768aaf522351da4
9d3d77e09d6dfc19
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 India
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4db75f5e5c349669
eeaba7572aa9b3cd
d01bf6b6
1d31d46a19244284
6c0b9c2cb422439e
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Bangladesh
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