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!

17

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 bd6d7e08f4471fb5
0a0a8a981a5de6c2
81bc66a5
b83e65d36df3f43f
23d2358f62f7079a
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 c903b7c0bdf70637
02a2a0e8f2f881e0
41479c8a
94b4227b740eb969
ccaff842710e8782
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Vietnam N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5d9bbef6ab99a778
dfb9867e4dfe8c54
13326948
67d270709ddd5838
8b123a3beef356b6
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
Internal Submission N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
21

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 Microsoft Corporation Executable e2ed88898990f09f
244fcb9d4c35f2be
d9367130
b5052efdb19093e5
5709a7ad807f4718
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Russian Federation
2 N/A Executable fce60ee135780bce
6ddda05e8b01105f
b917c3ad
5c04e0e82a5cf228
8512ba35de3223c3
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.179/32
3 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
4 N/A Executable 0ba18eed3addc047
33870df2b78a4ae8
27707273
ad7e07202a487f9d
4f968bb0e55d94fc
No N/A N/A United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Free Antivirus protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security