What is setup(2).exe?

setup(2).exe is part of Application internet and developed by Soft according to the setup(2).exe version information.

setup(2).exe's description is "Application internet Setup "

setup(2).exe is digitally signed by Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd).

setup(2).exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected setup(2).exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on setup(2).exe:

Product nameApplication internet
Company nameSoft
File descriptionApplication internet Setup
CommentsThis installation was built with Inno Setup.
Legal copyrightWeb
Product version2.2.7
File version3.0.3.3

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

Product nameApplication internet ..
Company nameSoft ..
File descriptionApplication internet Setup ..
CommentsThis installation was built with Inn..
Legal copyrightWeb ..
Product version2.2.7 ..
File version3.0.3.3

Digital signatures [?]

setup(2).exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMedia Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd)
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number11218295ffe5374f79955121d1cc9b52aae0

VirusTotal report

15 of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the setup(2).exe file. That's a 27% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Agnitum PUA.InstallCore!
AVG Generic.3EA
Avira PUA/InstallCore.JO
AVware InstallCore (fs)
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.A75A
DrWeb Trojan.InstallCore.890
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ACP.gen potentially unwanted
K7AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 004c20af1 )
K7GW Unwanted-Program ( 004c20af1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.InstallCore
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.InstallMonster.dxghgw
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM06.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos Install Core Click run software (PUA)
VBA32 SScope.Malware-Cryptor.InstallCore
VIPRE InstallCore (fs)
15 of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the setup(2).exe file.

setup(2).exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove setup(2).exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the setup(2).exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that setup(2).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 setup(2).exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the setup(2).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 setup(2).exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the setup(2).exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If setup(2).exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If setup(2).exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If setup(2).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 setup(2).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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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to setup(2).exe:

setup(2).exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

setup(2).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.

Application internet Setup has stopped working.

End Program - setup(2).exe. This program is not responding.

setup(2).exe is not a valid Win32 application.

setup(2).exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with setup(2).exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with setup(2).exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with setup(2).exe. 50% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 2 users.

User vote results: There were 1 vote 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 setup(2).exe. Only 2 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


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.

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