How to Remove “setx.exe”

What is setx.exe?

setx.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as SetX- Sets Environment Variables and it belongs to Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Windows. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after setx.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with setx.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 setx.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove setx.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 setx.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 setx.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 December 2011 at 9:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable db441d3767316f4a
b9df74dab8ff2cef
d1a1aacd
be5ff35fdf7495d9
c52558780c3ea5e2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Egypt N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 65df1d51f1b3986e
dea94871a0117c56
c46e0d4a
d135a3fc14914924
98d26f2c6d438b6d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 36c4a8e1232540bb
9a9f4dd4e644b202
32d57713
789d53c9dcb69278
59eb88c62fd7ee4e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 703ad1300675312c
44bca698a4e38e8a
058a4695
760203afb9dab801
268fd04a7b365ec3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
31.9.135.244/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 September 2008 at 10:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable fce60ee135780bce
6ddda05e8b01105f
b917c3ad
5c04e0e82a5cf228
8512ba35de3223c3
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.179/32
2 N/A Executable fce60ee135780bce
6ddda05e8b01105f
b917c3ad
5c04e0e82a5cf228
8512ba35de3223c3
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1b00fed627628399
bd4b3eba6e335aae
365d70e8
0d45b62ec23bf5f8
c4acd0a8474c0e7c
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
4 N/A Executable 92c9e9206530e76a
77c185b017caad21
eaa39f26
63a8920b797cdc01
037700d483c98a62
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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