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What is wgasetup.exe?

Part of Programa de Ventajas de Windows Original (WGA) by Microsoft

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How is wgasetup.exe loaded?

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 'C:\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.
Scheduled task - wgasetup.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'WGASetup' and is triggered by the Logon action. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wgasetup.exe file.Of the 0.3% of wgasetup.exe users, 70.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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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: Programa de Ventajas de Windows Original (WGA)
Description: Instalación de Notificaciones del Programa de Ventajas de Windows Original (WGA)
Version: 1.9.0012.0
Size: 443.88 KB
Original file name: WGASetup.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Scheduled tasks startup details

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

Scheduled task details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 36190cf60c8216e97e7702648eafeadb
SHA-1: ac663600f994ca7749ca67f93abb5c716abeb327
SHA-256: 1a8d0a5775be59d4917e5a7844f87be3fecb8ebab54488971c322ebad45f4c8e

PE image details

File packed: No
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