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What is setup_wm.exe?

Part of Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility by Microsoft

(setup_wm.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is setup_wm.exe loaded?

Startup files (user) run once - setup_wm.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Application Restart #1' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe" /RunOncC:"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" "C:\Users\aarons' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a any PC user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when a user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the setup_wm.exe file.Of the 0.1% of setup_wm.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\setup_wm.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: setup_wm.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 12.0.7600.16385
Size: 1.92 MB
Original file name: setup_wm.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Startup files (user) run once details

Name: Application Restart #1
Command: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\setup_wm.exe" /RunOncC:"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" "C:\Users\aarons

Image hashes

MD5: 50dcd2c685d22348da268f2aab398230
SHA-1: 8c5bb56d75cfbba5d448398b214c61c84092c25c
SHA-256: 202174466e1b95e601a0f93af9131811123ca43ca77cc37079b8151526e5d2b8

PE image details

File packed: No
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