What is ccmsetup.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 ccmsetup.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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Ccmsetup.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ccmsetup
Ccmsetup.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ccmsetup.exe belongs to software Systems Management Server or System Center Configuration Manager by Microsoft (

Description: Ccmsetup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ccmsetup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 267,488 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Ccmsetup.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. Ccmsetup.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:

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If ccmsetup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 1,052,528 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Ccmsetup.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ccmsetup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ccmsetup.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.


User Comments

It is a file used by SMS/SCCM it is not a virus
Diese Datei gehört zum Installationsvorgang des System Managemant Server von Microsoft.
  Simon F.  
This is the tool used by the Microsoft Configuration Manager.
  bocepz   (further information)
In my case, ccmsetup.exe is located in a subfolder C:\Windows\ccmsetup, The file size is 1,052,528 bytes. The file property/details shows nothing and it caused high CPU usage (100% for 1 core) and created tons of log files in C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\tmp. I renamed the folder (in SAFE mode) to ccmsetup_XYZ and now everything's back to normal.

Summary: Average user rating of ccmsetup.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think ccmsetup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ccmsetup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ccmsetup. 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 ccmsetup.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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