What does the SETEVENT.exe file do?
The SETEVENT.exe process is also known as Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT and is a part of Canon IJ Scan Utility. This software is produced by Acer (www.acer.com) or, as the case may be, CANON INC (www.canon.com). An obsolete or defective version of SETEVENT.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT 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)
- SETEVENT.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SETEVENT.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SETEVENT.exe Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT
SETEVENT.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SETEVENT.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 231,968 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 153,736 bytes.
It is the service "CIJSRegister".
This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The SETEVENT file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. SETEVENT.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SETEVENT.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 225,280 bytes. The SETEVENT file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. SETEVENT.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. SETEVENT.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 SETEVENT.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 SETEVENT?
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 Canon IJ Scan Utility
To remove Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT 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 Canon IJ Scan Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SETEVENT.exe (Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT) 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 Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT 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 SETEVENT.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.