How to Remove “Setupwiz.exe”

What is Setupwiz.exe?

Setupwiz.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Kingsoft Corporation. This process is known as Kingsoft Antivirus SetupWizard and it belongs to Kingsoft Internet Security. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of Setupwiz.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by Setupwiz.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, 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 Setupwiz.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from Setupwiz.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the Setupwiz.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with Setupwiz.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2009 at 3:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Kingsoft Corporation Executable 79998156a5a63f0f
ddec79b88b1d95f3
b7927466
7b97a412c484518d
c3de4f17019c3b50
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2006, 11,
14, 281
7, 6, 0,
19
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 6:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Kingsoft Corporation Executable 29299ce653806185
830f154d8cf35b25
a1ce25cf
ec33ad935626dbc6
60468df6015133fa
No 2009,03,06
,8
8,0,18059,
8
Japan
2 N/A Executable 86708dcf0deda4ff
032fd36f8bf7bab7
f3163def
70942fb5ef560ddd
caab5f5cceaf9951
No 2.4.1477 2.4 United States
3 Internet Software Solutions Executable 8a414a664efea056
b0ea79de955f0599
5832e2d7
7afc41d731aaf91f
7b7f37cbf8902ded
No 5.1.0.430 3.0.0.0 10.224.1.59/32
4 N/A Executable f3a41fb4270f3010
264742de663bd6a9
949a435e
c66158135d84550e
aac5abb015ca9f16
No N/A N/A New Zealand
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