What is PLFSetI.exe?

PLFSetI.exe is part of DefaultSettingEXE Application according to the PLFSetI.exe version information.

PLFSetI.exe's description is "DefaultSettingEXE MFC Application"

PLFSetI.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about PLFSetI.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on PLFSetI.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameDefaultSettingEXE Application
File descriptionDefaultSettingEXE MFC Application
Internal nameDefaultSettingEXE
Original filenameDefaultSettingEXE.EXE
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2007
Product version1, 0, 4, 0
File version1, 0, 4, 0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameDefaultSettingEXE Application
File descriptionDefaultSettingEXE MFC Application
Internal nameDefaultSettingEXE
Original filenameDefaultSettingEXE.EXE
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2007
Product version1, 0, 4, 0
File version1, 0, 4, 0

Digital signatures [?]

PLFSetI.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the PLFSetI.exe file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the PLFSetI.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD52f2df068bed6e62e4c007df7446b4f19
SHA25696fe78e2b8bd067b7378ecdf1e74939c71effbf09b2c184361650dbf4ed0fcc3

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to plfseti.exe:

plfseti.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

plfseti.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

DefaultSettingEXE MFC Application has stopped working.

End Program - plfseti.exe. This program is not responding.

plfseti.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

plfseti.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with PLFSetI.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with PLFSetI.exe. 63% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 130 users.

User vote results: There were 82 votes to remove and 48 votes to keep

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Bruce writes

0 thumbs

It appears to be taking over ntoskrnl and constantly running my CPU at 50% loading - no other changes found at this stage. I will remove it and look for all instances - also 2 AV programs did not ID.

# 29 Jul 2009, 15:07

-frank- writes

7 thumbs

It came preinstalled on my acer laptop. Mine is version 1.0.6.0 Language: chinese (traditional, Taiwan). Since acer is in taiwan I assume they installed it. But I still don't know what it does...setting default settings???
I leave it running for now until I found out more, it doesn't use much memory on my system (1,6MB)..

# 5 May 2010, 1:57

Marvin Steele writes

1 thumb

This file is part of Acer's (eMachine) and Gateway notebooks, needed for webcam function.
Known file sizes on Windows XP are 200,704 bytes (99% of all occurrence), 258,048 bytes. Should be deleted if you uninstall Acer Crystal Eye.

# 18 Mar 2011, 8:17

Tub writes

0 thumbs

plfseti.exe was detected on my laptop by AVG anti-virus as a dangerous virus, so the file is deleted from my laptop.

# 15 Jun 2011, 3:23

Tub writes

0 thumbs

plfseti.exe was detected on my laptop by AVG anti-virus as a dangerous virus, so the file is deleted from my laptop.

# 15 Jun 2011, 3:23

Miklos writes

0 thumbs

This is a needed file for the built in webcam. The problem is that ACER - for example - has models that has no built in web cam, but this file is routinly installed on all Acer computers. If you have an Acer without a web cam, your virus checker may detect this file as a virus - still IT IS NOT! If you do not have built in web cam DELETE IT. If you have web cam, do not delete, because you will get into trouble with your web cam when you want to use it.

# 21 Dec 2012, 19:18

:Alan: writes

0 thumbs

This PLFSetI.exe file is necessary to initialize your Acer Crystal Eye Webcam, if you have one. For some reasons I still have to discover, mine isn't working (PLFSetI.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience), so is my (built-in) webcam. If someone has the solution, you are welcomed.

# 8 Jan 2013, 5:58

Klasse writes

1 thumb

I will keep it due to what Alan says 8 jan 2013.

# 12 Nov 2016, 4:10

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Thank you all the feedback on the PLFSetI.exe file! Good to hear that it's for the Acer webcam and not some malware.

# 14 Dec 2016, 5:26

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