How to Remove “SETUPX86.EXE”

What is SETUPX86.EXE?

Originally developed by Rainbow Technologies, Inc., SETUPX86.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Sentinel Driver Setup DLL and it belongs to Sentinel Driver Setup. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
SETUPX86.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SETUPX86.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SETUPX86.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by SETUPX86.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SETUPX86.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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SETUPX86.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SETUPX86.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: 11 November 2008 at 10:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Eset Executable 5fc476be106fd647
c48203cae30e237a
9dcf227d
4024901cbe1cea17
0e8d2dadea36d228
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.0474 N/A Hungary N/A
2 N/A Executable 0ed40c53f83b9695
1e733b1c9bb76c4d
b90ba458
441d4344cb15034e
3f5e77c2de1c323a
TrojWare.Win
32.Qhost.fw
No 3, 3, 1, 1 N/A Romania N/A
3 N/A Executable d69147fb9d77548d
b2e7b3ec97776660
dcca9a28
c5756d3100ac1194
6a86d08a25738444
TrojWare.Win
32.PkdKlone.
~d3
No 3, 2, 12,
1
N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable e6ec0343efd24a07
eb1619f335820429
1697c727
59ff4b37665a27b6
3fdb87de461497af
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 August 2008 at 6:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. Executable 8fd3f9ceb850a236
56d410074718fa1f
0528e007
3056d62af38220de
06434e2e6d9341c2
No 3.3 1.0 Internal Submission
2 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. Executable 4b6c7e11cf87eb56
1f35b4e961df05a5
c360d52d
N/A No PD-5.38 PD-5.38 Germany
3 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. Executable 2a8e47aacc0fde9d
6a757ef2e413ecfc
52d529db
557daae259b372d9
c065ea61f5065d8d
No PD-5.39 PD-5.39 Germany
4 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. Executable 4b6c7e11cf87eb56
1f35b4e961df05a5
c360d52d
N/A No PD-5.38 PD-5.38 10.224.1.21/32
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