setup.exe - Is setup.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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 names, so be aware that this name could apply to many different types of program tasks as many companies would use a name like this. This name often appears in your tasklist or startup list, as the next time you reboot installs will finish during reboot on occasion. This file is considered safe but be aware its an often used task name. 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.


  • Is setup.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is setup.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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