What does the DelFolders.exe file do?
The DelFolders.exe process is also known as Delete Folders and is a part of Win32 Setup-Execute. This software is produced by ELITGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD (www.ecs.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of DelFolders.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Delete Folders has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Delete Folders has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DelFolders.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DelFolders.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DelFolders.exe Delete Folders
DelFolders.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DelFolders.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 390,656 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 374,272 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This DelFolders.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. DelFolders.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DelFolders.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about DelFolders?
|via raid config utilety |
|It is an install related utility found on EliteGroup 848 motherboard driver support cd 381 KB (390,656 bytes). On the disk, the hidden readme includes: InstallShiled INI Files Set DeleteFiles = Enable One gets this when using a old motherboard driver disk (pre XP) on a new XP install |
|If there is any error in Delfolder.exe then never try to format the 'c' drive of your computer.. |
Summary: 3 users judge DelFolders.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted DelFolders.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Win32 Setup-Execute
To remove Delete Folders from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Win32 Setup-Execute in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DelFolders.exe (Delete Folders) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Delete Folders. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Delete Folders or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DelFolders.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.