How to get rid of the IE VirusSometimes the IE file may cloak a virus, for example TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R03FC0ODN18, as well as Symantec found Trojan.Gen.2. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with IE.exe
The IE.exe process is also known as Setup Application or, as the case may be, Microsoft OneDrive Setup and is a part of Setup Factory Runtime. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of IE.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Setup Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Setup Application 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)
- IE.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IE.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IE.exe Setup Application
IE.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file IE.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,200,477 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,745,914 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,771,644 bytes.
This IE program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find IE.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about IE?
|Added by W32/Sdbot-VS TROJAN/backdoor. Remote access, by way of the IRC network, becomes available to unauthorized users. (further information...) |
Summary: For this reason, 2 users have already deleted IE.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Setup Factory Runtime
To remove Setup Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Setup Factory Runtime in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if IE.exe (Setup Application) 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 Setup Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Setup Application 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 IE.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.
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