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What is wgasetup.exe?

Part of Microsoft Genuine Advantage by Microsoft

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How is wgasetup.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - wgasetup.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WGASetup.job'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - wgasetup.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'D:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WGASetup.job'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


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About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wgasetup.exe file.Of the 0.3% of wgasetup.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Microsoft Genuine Advantage?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: wgasetup.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Genuine Advantage
Description: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications Setup
Version: 1.9.0012.0
Size: 444.38 KB
Original file name: WGASetup.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 1/20/2009
Expiration date: 3/20/2010

Scheduled task details

Name: WGASetup
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WGASetup.job

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WGASetup.job

Image hashes

MD5: 58ddc97602991aa598a3e24f09036b55
SHA-1: 0659615b4ef6ba0ae2ee82543138f7edd2590388
SHA-256: c9606146bda1793b892ba3edf22c265f62555cc4baab7aa4d4d6eddc92691fb8

PE image details

File packed: No
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