What is setEvent.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 setEvent.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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SetEvent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with setEvent
SetEvent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as setEvent.exe belongs to software unknown by Acer (

Description: SetEvent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The setEvent.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 231,968 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. SetEvent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If setEvent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 225,280 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. SetEvent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as setEvent.exe. Therefore, you should check the setEvent.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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Summary: Average user rating of setEvent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving setEvent issues

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