What does the setEvent.exe file do?
The setEvent.exe process is also known as setEvent.exe and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Acer (www.acer.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:
- setEvent.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- setEvent.exe 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. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module setEvent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about setEvent.exe setEvent.exe
setEvent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file setEvent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 231,968 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This setEvent program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. SetEvent.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. SetEvent.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 32% 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. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The setEvent file is no part of Microsoft Windows. SetEvent.exe is capable of interpret 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 unknown
To remove setEvent.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if setEvent.exe (setEvent.exe) 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 setEvent.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for setEvent.exe 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.
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