setup.exe - Is setup.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is setup.exe?
Purpose of setup.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. setup.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Setup.exe is a program that most likely was installed by you. The actual disk location of this file is also listed below to verify this is not spyware or adware related. The purpose of this file can vary greatly, as it is a common name used by many software vendors for installing new software or updates. Setup.exe and install.exe are very commonly used. This name often appears in your tasklist or startup list, as the next time you reboot installs will finish during reboot on occasion. Visit setup.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the setup.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{2EB4C530-C94F-4893-ABDC-C1E05A89956E}\Setup.exe or any other location similiar to this in your documents and folders path, as installations are often placed there to start during reboot.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, setup.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. setup.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is setup.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove setup.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Setup.exe is a program that most likely was installed by you. The actual disk location of this file is also listed below to verify this is not spyware or adware related. The purpose of this file can vary greatly, as it is a common name used by many software vendors for installing new software or updates. Setup.exe and install.exe are very commonly used. This name often appears in your tasklist or startup list, as the next time you reboot installs will finish during reboot on occasion. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{2EB4C530-C94F-4893-ABDC-C1E05A89956E}\Setup.exe or any other location similiar to this in your documents and folders path, as installations are often placed there to start during reboot. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.