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What is setup_wm.exe?

Setup_wm.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if setup_wm.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Setup_wm.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Windows Media Configuration Utility or Utilitaire de configuration Microsoft Windows Media or Microsoft Windows Media-Konfigurationsdienstprogramm belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Microsoft® Windows Media Player by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original setup_wm.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. setup_wm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,669,120 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 778,240 bytes, 1,678,848 bytes, 774,144 bytes or 1,587,712 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/setup_wm.exe.html 
Setup_wm.exe is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with setup_wm.exe, you can also completely remove Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Format Runtime (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify setup_wm.exe related errors

If setup_wm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 225,280 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,669,120 bytes or 819,200 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as setup_wm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the setup_wm.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

It tries to connect to internet while NOT asked for this.
Windows Media Player 10
  Money   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of setup_wm.exe: based on 7 votes with 2 user comments.
5 users think setup_wm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger.

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