How to Remove “SetupX.exe”

What is SetupX.exe?

Originally developed by Nero AG, SetupX.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as MSI Starter and it belongs to Nero Installer. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SetupX.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SetupX.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SetupX.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SetupX.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SetupX.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: 02 November 2014 at 7:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Nero AG Executable 4f2a084e1c4b38f3
310531110aa67c2c
a94d3af7
fb4b4e3acfe28d5e
ea63342ba3885dcc
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 1, 5, 35,
6
1, 5, 35,
6
Indonesia N/A
2 Elaborate Bytes AG Executable 5de75694b4c22338
be1e7f7b7db15741
05677abb
1aa7d39cd893e041
d914023a5e014f3c
TrojWare.MSI
L.Droma.A
No 5.4.8.0 5.4.8.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 25f2015aae9501a3
c842906937a381ac
2b2e3d86
66eb6f9c9a5a70e7
f5f3907f0856676a
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 Nero AG Executable c65d208e44a04040
b37a35228d151f99
b1f09460
a7d226f5a840b061
9ba252543e243997
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 4, 10,
103
4, 4, 10,
103
Czech Republic N/A
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8

Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 January 2009 at 4:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Nero AG Executable 097d0f57876ba8c4
0826d51f20bfb9b1
fb3e887f
d1ab724228eef2b4
1f70bbb29f7a82e5
Yes 4, 2, 7,
100
4, 2, 7,
100
United States
2 Nero AG Executable ffd16b273af5dd50
6677ad6190e35580
5b9fa425
327f7274ceea63d5
18bc0bb0f25a2455
Yes 1, 6, 38,
2
1, 6, 38,
2
10.108.51.155/32
3 Nero AG Executable ffd16b273af5dd50
6677ad6190e35580
5b9fa425
327f7274ceea63d5
18bc0bb0f25a2455
Yes 1, 6, 38,
2
1, 6, 38,
2
United States
4 Nero AG Executable 987285f01f2317fa
e3d9d1783b8239f2
8f46714c
3c770881ec32852f
9a80fa84a97edd7a
No 1, 2, 3,
96
1, 2, 3,
96
United States
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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