What does the OneDriveSetup.exe file do?
The OneDriveSetup.exe process is also known as Microsoft OneDrive Setup and is a part of Microsoft OneDrive. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of OneDriveSetup.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft OneDrive Setup has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft OneDrive Setup 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)
- OneDriveSetup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OneDriveSetup.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OneDriveSetup.exe Microsoft OneDrive Setup
OneDriveSetup.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OneDriveSetup.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. OneDriveSetup.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A OneDriveSetup.exe file has a 0% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The OneDriveSetup file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. OneDriveSetup.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
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 OneDriveSetup.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 OneDriveSetup?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft OneDrive
To remove Microsoft OneDrive Setup 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 Microsoft OneDrive in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OneDriveSetup.exe (Microsoft OneDrive Setup) 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 Microsoft OneDrive Setup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft OneDrive Setup 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 OneDriveSetup.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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