What is dsrsetup.exe?

dsrsetup.exe is part of and developed by Pay By Ads LTD according to the dsrsetup.exe version information.

dsrsetup.exe's description is " "

dsrsetup.exe is digitally signed by PayByAds ltd..

dsrsetup.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\pay-by-ads\yahoo! search\\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected dsrsetup.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on dsrsetup.exe:

Product name
Company namePay By Ads LTD
File description
Legal copyrightAll rights reserved.
Product version
File version1.3.0.0

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

Product name ..
Company namePay By Ads LTD
File description
Legal copyrightAll rights reserved.
Product version ..
File version1.3.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

dsrsetup.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer namePayByAds ltd.
Certificate issuer nameCOMODO Code Signing CA 2
Certificate serial number00ca9e6fd9ac89fbb9bc192ca9530a98f5

VirusTotal report

14 of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the dsrsetup.exe file. That's a 25% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AVG Paybyads.893
AVware Montiera (fs)
CAT-QuickHeal Downloader.Montiera.r5 (Not a Virus)
K7AntiVirus Riskware ( 0049c6851 )
K7GW Riskware ( 0049c6851 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Montiera.b
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A
McAfee Artemis!F69F826C0323
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
Sophos PayByAds
Symantec WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0914
VIPRE Montiera (fs)
14 of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the dsrsetup.exe file.

dsrsetup.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove dsrsetup.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the dsrsetup.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that dsrsetup.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate dsrsetup.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the dsrsetup.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate dsrsetup.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\pay-by-ads\yahoo! search\\dsrsetup.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the dsrsetup.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If dsrsetup.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If dsrsetup.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If dsrsetup.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that dsrsetup.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Folder name variants

dsrsetup.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\pay-by-ads\yahoo! search\\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

dsrsetup.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.

has stopped working.

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

dsrsetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

What will you do with dsrsetup.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with dsrsetup.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with dsrsetup.exe. 96% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 25 users.

User vote results: There were 24 votes to remove and 1 vote to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with dsrsetup.exe.


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