How to Remove “setup_wm.exe”

What is setup_wm.exe?

setup_wm.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating system, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as setup_wm.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with setup_wm.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with setup_wm.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • setup_wm.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible setup_wm.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove setup_wm.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free 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 after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 July 2018 at 10:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c40428e958eb5df3
c622fc867114747b
0d49b65d
026f8152a38613e1
79d5d8b66c823334
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 11.0.5721.
5146
(WMP_11.06
1018-2006)
11.0.5721.
5146
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ee0d9d7ca90a236b
d533b1e81df145c7
bf5852ca
5e2d851856a39676
4d6235cc1a4f1ac6
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
Europe N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 22783eed563f8ab1
42d8792a21a1c03c
3ec21079
52e55d4e532fa80a
9895ccef95b18f3c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.00.00.45
03
9.00.00.45
03
197.39.134.233/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 68f5127a146a961c
48793f426e0743e8
5df3d567
75dbf24a1e7ba5a3
ee7cf369e4a99114
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
Pakistan N/A
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16

Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 1:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 5418be5da6c9d432
a03bf5618ea5dee0
eb344fd6
fb7432d3076400b2
389b8da2374e7b02
No N/A N/A United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 88f002eb3690ed91
852eff97dc7bb7ef
dc189b42
b015f431c99f96ce
5bb0856c931c0a25
No 12.0.17763
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17763
.1
China
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4ea87050aebfede7
02ba20b0a0449f46
7fb4b9df
157aa04360e0c8e8
572edb422f1bd1ca
No 12.0.17758
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17758
.1
China
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 298caee0bcb401bd
c397e0ae926a5127
55b3f0c4
623042ecf85faef1
981e3918dc0c2377
No 12.0.17738
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17738
.1000
Poland
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