What does the SetRefresh.exe file do?
The SetRefresh.exe process is also known as SetRefresh and is a part of SetRefresh. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of SetRefresh.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SetRefresh has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SetRefresh 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)
- SetRefresh.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SetRefresh.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SetRefresh.exe SetRefresh
SetRefresh.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SetRefresh.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 525,824 bytes (84% of all these files), 485,376 bytes or, as the case may be, 524,800 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 21% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 SetRefresh.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 SetRefresh?
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Summary: One user judges SetRefresh.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall SetRefresh
To remove SetRefresh from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SetRefresh in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SetRefresh.exe (SetRefresh) 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 SetRefresh. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SetRefresh 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 SetRefresh.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.