How to remove the setup_en virus

Most antivirus programs identify setup_en.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as, and Microsoft identifies it as Program:Win32/Winfixer.

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Setup_en.exe file information

The process known as Setup Module or Locus Installer belongs to software Setup Module or Locus Installer by Locus Software.

Description: Setup_en.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The setup_en.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 106,496 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous.

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If setup_en.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 257,568 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the setup_en.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 setup_en issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active setup_en process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the setup_en.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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