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 April 2018 at 1:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f858e40c3e5d43c2
2a36acf81bf1a667
478ccdae
14e17ac900f28145
095454c6ca932c0f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0e42dc9c1706f2f8
edcb0e4bd149c39b
bfd7238b
adfbd8e2b07db7f8
6c8e837fb899eb33
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
12.0.7601.
17514
197.39.23.132/32 N/A
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 482622288cb81f94
5ea83ea8ff7f522c
bfa24772
c7ea868f59a648bc
076e84b6e15e253b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
Nigeria N/A
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12

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 298caee0bcb401bd
c397e0ae926a5127
55b3f0c4
623042ecf85faef1
981e3918dc0c2377
No 12.0.17738
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17738
.1000
Poland
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable af9897eb7c42fc0d
0f831852d600db3b
c86069d0
5da02b5db7efa939
c63f1216dc194aca
No 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
10.108.51.119/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ba91b7510e306545
a1fff0be7de347d8
991e9a33
b75457b45b2d23aa
996659c69aead919
No 11.0.5721.
5146
(WMP_11.06
1018-2006)
11.0.5721.
5146
10.108.51.216/32
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