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What does the Setup.exe file do?

The Setup.exe process is also known as Setup program or, as the case may be, Suite Integration Toolkit Executable and is a part of Microsoft .NET Framework (Version 3.5 SP1, 4 Extended) or, as the case may be, Software Installation. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Neuber Software (www.neuber.com). An obsolete or defective version of Setup.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 Setup.exe Setup program

Setup.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Setup.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 249,336 bytes (34% of all these files), 269,304 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Setup.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This Setup.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 45% 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 Setup.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 Setup?

it illegaly attaches itself to your adio software and slows your cpu
Setup.exe is a common name for alost all installation programs.
It keeps you from loading taskmgr. It trys to keep you from killing it.
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if "setup.exe" is a legitimate process name, but it is commonly used by hax0rz, etc. to disguide something bad.

Summary: 21 users judge Setup.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 18 users have already deleted Setup.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework or Software Installation

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To remove Setup program 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 Microsoft .NET Framework or Software Installation in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Setup.exe (Setup program) 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 Setup program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Setup program 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 Setup.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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