What is adksetup.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the adksetup.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Adksetup.exe file information

The process belongs to software Microsoft Windows or Assessment and Deployment Kit by unknown.

Description: Adksetup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The adksetup.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,219,152 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,435,680 bytes. 
There is no file information. It is digitally signed. The adksetup.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce). Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with adksetup.exe, you may want to do the following:
  • consult [1][2]'s Customer Service for advice
  • uninstall Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for or Assessment and Deployment Kit software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify adksetup.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as adksetup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the adksetup.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving adksetup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with adksetup. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the adksetup.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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