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What is setup.exe?

Part of Windows Installer by Microsoft

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How is setup.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - setup.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{4F053868-4AA8-49A1-95FF-B83E68ECECEB}' and is triggered by the Registration 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the setup.exe file.Of the 0.5% of setup.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\new folder\setup.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: setup.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Installer
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 77.45 KB
Original file name: SETUP.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 10/11/2011
Expiration date: 1/11/2013

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {4F053868-4AA8-49A1-95FF-B83E68ECECEB}
Command: \{4F053868-4AA8-49A1-95FF-B83E68ECECEB}

Image hashes

MD5: 0b60f00ae3f2bb298060f6655612691e
SHA-1: 57e35dcc056e3d3d40f7446c4679f2b2a9062b78
SHA-256: ef1ecaf16e9d6160d1fa351a3e503a558bc0f6585323b501a25283c8cdf69d38

PE image details

File packed: No
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