What is run_setup.bat?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the run_setup.bat 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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Run_setup.bat file information

Little is known about the run_setup.bat process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: Run_setup.bat is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The run_setup.bat file is located in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 302 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. run_setup.bat appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify run_setup.bat related errors

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

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