What is StormSet.exe?

The genuine StormSet.exe file is a software component of Storm Codec.
An add-on for Windows Media Player, Storm Codec is a robust set of multimedia codecs that allow for the playback of nearly every common audio or video format. Available for free download, it integrates with multiple multimedia programs. The Storm Codec executable includes a copy of Windows Media Player Classic.

StormSet stands for Storm Codec Set

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 StormSet.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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StormSet.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with StormSet
StormSet.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as StormSet.exe belongs to software Storm Codec by unknown.

Description: StormSet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. StormSet.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 97,357 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 296,631 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Storm Codec, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Storm Codec in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify StormSet.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as StormSet.exe. Therefore, you should check the StormSet.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.


User Comments

codecs for video
It came with stormcodec6. I plugin to let you play RealMedia, quicktime and other formats in windows media player basic, Something that's normally not possible. I installed it and it did indeed play Real Media files in windows media player basic. But for some reason when I restarted my computer and it asked me for permission to run StormSet.exe I felt suspicious so for now I'm leaving it on there, and denying it until I know whether or not it's a Legitimate program.
It belongs to the storm codec pack witch the owner has installed to view certain videos.
  Ton Klein  
Avast advises me that StormUPD.dll is Win3:Trojan-gen
It is installed with storm codec pack, used for codec settings
Came with Storm Codex for MWP.
  Anidem   (further information)
it is vulnerable program don't allow run to your device it harm my Pc

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Summary: Average user rating of StormSet.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think StormSet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think StormSet.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving StormSet issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StormSet. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the StormSet.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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