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 October 2018 at 7:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 54d708f5489440e4
da11d463a6d69d15
4b0278b9
484d106f1eae8fad
b68bbf8fa362e41f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
12.0.7600.
16385
United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9cf632b32c85a710
b43c8d9d68a4bccd
d683714a
8d84d216440ab914
81d6422a3c835c4e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
12.0.7601.
17514
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3d191ddfa7b4322
a91bcd26ded69696
54373e0c
681ee6b4c096c7e0
655ad600d0b49baa
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 12.0.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
12.0.7601.
17514
Egypt N/A
4 N/A Executable 1459630555a15311
1446cded0a0279bd
5895a9d2
6f46b72ebc1a5239
5a09726f7a51de22
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A Europe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 December 2018 at 2:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ecc1ecc51bd79ed5
1794b9d2c040cd09
54537158
d4a68af9abeecb32
6fc06aa17357c105
No 12.0.17763
.194
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17763
.194
198.20.167.83/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 08dad23c2f16fe5a
56c098374d1e80b8
b6e8d3c8
063e12d157ec4e73
85c4a8df109d1f2b
No 12.0.18282
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.18282
.1000
Belgium
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 374559ba7545bcc7
6823dedd1b7bbfcf
86b51d17
2598574253e2f749
d1bcdf1975036e46
No 12.0.17763
.194
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
12.0.17763
.194
198.20.167.83/32
Display 4 items per page
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