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: 18 December 2009 at 5:13 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Unclassified
Malware
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40
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United States N/A
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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
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No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Non-executable cdd200cb566fefc8
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No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable af9897eb7c42fc0d
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No 9.00.00.29
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China
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable af9897eb7c42fc0d
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Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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