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What is Inst.exe?

Inst.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Inst.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Inst.exe file information

The process known as KC Setup XP MFC Application or Inst MFC Application belongs to software KC Setup XP Application or Inst Application by unknown.

Description: Inst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Inst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 20,480 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/inst.exe.html 
Inst.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Inst.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The Inst.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Inst.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Inst.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Inst.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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User Comments

installed by IRXpress software for USB IrDA adapters
  Ralph  
KC Setup XP appears to be related to IrDA software installation package by KC Technology, Inc. used by Actisys IrDA products (http://www.actisys.com). KC Technologies web site (http://www.kctechnologyinc.com) seems defunct.
  unknown   (further information)
Inst.exe is part of Sweex USB-IrDA driver. In some cases may cause errors (while debugging Delphi applications etc)
  Anton  
It is installed by IRXpress software for USB IrDA adapters usuage
  Joop  
I also have a crashing inst.exe by KC and I develop for the Casio IT500 PDA. This has an IRXpress USB IrDA adapter.
  James  
KC Setup XP on my system is related to IrDA software and is a part of the package "IRXpress.exe" . It came with the Sitecom USB-IrDA receiver.
  Roger   (further information)
Yeah, this one's always crashing after I installed IrDA software for UFIR-K(3.2)
  koriza  
Sitecom CN-100 USB to fast IrDA adapter driver and Casio PDA IR cradle
  Peter   (further information)
inst.exe is used by VSO's ConvertXtoDVD for installing pattin couffin driver
  Raymond  
Its part of USB IrDA software
  RealKikas  
Inst.exe is spyware, trojan Generic downloader . First of all i never have install norton or symantec Anti virus. It install antivirus exclusion rules for hem self. Change Inst.exe extension to Inst.txt and you'll see the code: /assembly PAPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGXXPADDINGPADDINGX
  Nelex  
VirusTotal 0/47, VSO Software product, site rating - benign.
  Wallax  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Inst.exe: based on 13 votes with 12 user comments.
2 users think Inst.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Inst.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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