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What does the Reboot.exe file do?

The Reboot.exe process is also known as Reboot Setup and is a part of Win32 Setup-Execute. This software is produced by Elitegroup Computer Systems. An obsolete or defective version of Reboot.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Reboot.exe Reboot Setup

Reboot.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Reboot.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 409,088 bytes (37% of all these files), 334,336 bytes, 432,128 bytes or, as the case may be, 370,176 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The Reboot file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Reboot.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A Reboot.exe file has a 26% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 409,600 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Reboot.exe is capable of record keystrokes.

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 Reboot.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 Reboot?

today avast! found Win32:Trojan-gen.{Delphi} in reboot.exe, and I had it deleted.
capricornus
Found in Startup folder in Start Menu
appears to be trojan.
ddd
Rebooter MFC Application
if its in startup, probably not supposed to be there
luis

Summary: 2 users judge Reboot.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted Reboot.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Win32 Setup-Execute

Reboot.exe  Reboot Setup fix

To remove Reboot Setup from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Win32 Setup-Execute in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Reboot.exe (Reboot 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 Reboot Setup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Reboot 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 Reboot.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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