How to Remove “setupPreReq.exe”

What is setupPreReq.exe?

setupPreReq.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Flexera Software LLC. This process is known as Setup Launcher Unicode and it belongs to InstallShield. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after setupPreReq.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with setupPreReq.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 setupPreReq.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 setupPreReq.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 setupPreReq.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 setupPreReq.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 5:36 pm
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1 Macrovision Corporation Executable cf17803d5c98e802
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2 Acresso Software Inc. Executable f03bc13e7484f5a1
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4 Flexera Software LLC Executable 36353d2809937685
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