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 09d51242aa50ec91
c64184ea1884aace
ea6204b4
4514a0b7cec85593
13b7711b7cfbe00b
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
Internal Submission 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 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6005d40dfcc6a5b
045f6d4b08b88e35
9856b176
05d069f06a3bd0c4
814ca6517dbfb08a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable b977fb01d93c48ab
af627f98d764872c
025128c8
fc10bf63272fcd89
89124b4fdf8a85c0
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable fce60ee135780bce
6ddda05e8b01105f
b917c3ad
5c04e0e82a5cf228
8512ba35de3223c3
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1b00fed627628399
bd4b3eba6e335aae
365d70e8
0d45b62ec23bf5f8
c4acd0a8474c0e7c
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
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