How to Remove “SetupNgen.exe”

What is SetupNgen.exe?

SetupNgen.exe is a legitimate file process developed by dotPDN LLC. This process is known as Paint.NET SetupNgen Executable and it belongs to Paint.NET. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after SetupNgen.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SetupNgen.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SetupNgen.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the SetupNgen.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SetupNgen.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove SetupNgen.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove SetupNgen.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 March 2009 at 5:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Paint.NET Team Executable d0458aaba7130040
0f7df0379dc7533e
a5cccc7f
c54bd2bf0367d7c7
8b6ed4d9642b4af5
Virus.Win32.
Wali.KA
No 3.8.2708.2
2789
3.8.2708.2
2789
Taiwan N/A
2 dotPDN LLC Executable 780f03a0fbb7ff2a
9b391766982f7914
75b4a5b8
348fd7879c0aeaa2
502e21419a8cb394
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.20.2902.
32955
3.20.2902.
32955
Russian Federation N/A
3 Paint.NET Team Executable c46f60f6e69126a2
bb487681214a757f
fe8e01ec
7761bb0581e57ca4
4b5c71cce76da90a
Virus.Win32.
Wali.KA
No 3.8.2708.2
2789
3.8.2708.2
2789
Taiwan N/A
4 dotPDN LLC Executable 7b4b6ce40ae5da9a
487279ca61e3b056
819ff661
4e83e7c13de3883b
2184f5b5982dc045
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 3.10.2791.
35944
3.10.2791.
35944
5.227.233.194/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 7:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 dotPDN LLC Executable b334465893487799
c6f27a2da1823808
c2840126
b7923b90a37d35ff
1b60e7ca8849671a
Yes 4.11.6097.
34417
4.11.6097.
34417
5.165.24.47/32
2 dotPDN LLC Executable 364e070bc0d92f21
b219151d8dd86767
e1dfc85a
93f51369c1653700
90736fa78c2233dc
Yes 4.12.6099.
39434
4.12.6099.
39434
Canada
3 dotPDN LLC Executable ae4e6222a4e76558
0e527fb6f545f160
ab4e336a
3ad17198d830fbf7
83d75ecbfd376237
Yes 4.3.5316.4
0022
4.3.5316.4
0022
Internal Submission
4 dotPDN LLC Executable 847c2eeeb9fdc929
951ad70e5a978ebc
02b83423
fe4322cb543dcf89
5fc75ddc588a7745
Yes 4.13.6191.
1824
4.13.6191.
1824
United States
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