How to Remove “setspn.exe”

What is setspn.exe?


setspn.exe is a legitimate file component of Query application. It belongs to Windows Operating System developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It is typically located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
Malware programmers create files with malicious scripts and name them after setspn.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with setspn.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • setspn.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with setspn.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible setspn.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:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.
 
How to remove the setspn.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
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: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the setspn.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 November 2010 at 2:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f0cb91dc7a7b2d6f
d060f313cf5b1fad
2ac98f00
0443439af0f25317
85963968aa126026
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 849534df15f520fb
811abbd023f1858b
549fdac9
8543c61f124fea2e
4b8eb73d5ea32001
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4ef09c94cf6895b
73ff1b22de9a372d
8aea9310
0cbbd08a7397e250
53a928a04cc04ba8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5289acf19294c27d
99c364545415ee3f
d8a5f1cf
4efe980a96cbfa25
7fc8f4cade959cde
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 September 2008 at 10:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c3cb1c74d0327b7c
16e938de8f0b87fb
6d0630df
259219203c36575e
1bb7c5c43a59f216
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9452125d7add72ca
36386ff4b6dc90db
f43f3ba2
342f1da6c43e08e3
57ba69742fb3375c
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a36cd9504338532
d2907540d05fe948
3ac1d397
b362f00ef4ad29f6
d070860de078ba70
No 5.00.2184.
1
5.00.2184.
1
Czech Republic
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 504a0138e215b28e
0249605f93e6bbc5
4d01cc7a
d3fda18c9f24df12
cece854e77e1e539
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.100.130.247/32
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