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What is SetupX.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 SetupX.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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SetupX.exe file information

The process known as MSI starter or Nero Installer belongs to software Nero Installer or Nero Suite Installer by Nero AG (nero.com).

Description: SetupX.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SetupX.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 897,024 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,728,512 bytes, 1,064,960 bytes, 1,052,672 bytes or 5,821,736 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/setupx.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. SetupX.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with SetupX.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HijackThis).

Recommended: Identify SetupX.exe related errors

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

setupx.exe is a part of Nero MultiInstaller from Nero AG
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Summary: Average user rating of SetupX.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think SetupX.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving SetupX issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SetupX. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 SetupX.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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