What is Setup.exe by Microsoft?

Setup.exe is part of VisualStudioInstaller and developed by Microsoft according to the Setup.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like Setup.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

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Setup.exe's description is "VisualStudioInstaller".

Setup.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft.

Setup.exe is an .exe file.

Setup.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\microsoft visual studio\installer\setup.exe

Setup.exe basic information

Description
VisualStudioInstaller
Internal Name
setup.exe
Version
2.8.3267.30329
Company
Hash
44AAD21295E251883A76BB30267C9D80

Setup.exe running processes

%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualC.Redist.12,version=12.0.30501,chip=x86\vcredist_x86.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualC.Redist.12,version=12.0.30501.1,chip=x64\vcredist_x64.exe
%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualCpp.Redist.14.Latest,version=14.28.29334,chip=x86\VC_redist.x86.exe
%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe
%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe
%TMP%\849a20f96597496f92dbae5b3125e7b2\vs_setup_bootstrapper.exe
%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe
%TMP%\aa9ef3e7eb784bedbd29a6f938e4ebd8\vs_setup_bootstrapper.exe

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List of the actions Setup.exe executes on a user's PC
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Visual Studio 2019.lnk new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\extension.vsixmanifest new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Web\Snippets\HTML\1033\HTML\SnippetsIndexHtmlx.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Web\External\vs-task-server new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Web\External new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BrowserLink.12.0.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies\Microsoft.AspNet.Scaffolding.EntityFramework.12.0.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies\Microsoft.AspNet.Scaffolding.12.0.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\WebConfigurationPreview.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\WebConfiguration.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer\Scripts\vs-grunt-task-reader.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer\Scripts new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer\Microsoft.WebTools.TaskRunnerExplorer.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer\Microsoft.WebTools.TaskRunnerExplorer.Extensions.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer\Microsoft.WebTools.TaskRunnerExplorer.Colors.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\TaskRunnerExplorer new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Shared\WebTools.Shared.Web.clientenabledpkg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Shared\Shared.Web.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Shared new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ScaffoldingImages.imagemanifest new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Publish\Publish_VSPropertyPage_Reg.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Publish\Microsoft.WebTools.Publish.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Publish\Microsoft.WebTools.Publish.clientenabledpkg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Publish new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ProjectSystem\WebTools.ProjectSystem.clientenabledpkg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ProjectSystem\Microsoft.WebTools.ProjectSystem.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ProjectSystem\Microsoft.WebTools.ProjectSystem.Components.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ProjectSystem\.filenesting.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\ProjectSystem new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\WebTools.Project.clientenabledpkg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\webCore.manifest.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\webCore.default.html new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\web.manifest.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\web.default.html new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Styles\webStylesheet.css new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Styles new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts\webCore.eventHandlers.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts\web.eventHandlers.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts\plugin.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts\docker.webCore.eventHandlers.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts\common.eventHandlers.js new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Scripts new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Test_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\StackedLineChart_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\services.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Repository_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\PublishAllWebsite_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\PlayVideo_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Package_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\nuGet_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\DeveloperTools.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Deploy_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\code.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Azure_blue_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\azure.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\ApplicationInsights_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\allServices_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Add_16x.png new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\docker.webCore.manifest.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\docker.webCore.default.html new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\docker.web.manifest.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\docker.web.default.html new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.Project.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Package Management\Microsoft.WebTools.PackageManagement.pkgdef new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Package Management new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\WebTools.Languages.clientenabledpkg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\JSON\schemastore.zip new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\JSON\azure-resource-manager-schemas.zip new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\JSON new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\xml.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\xlink.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\windows.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\svg.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\SchemaCatalog.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\jQuery_mobile.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\I18Languages.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\html.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\CommonHTMLTypes.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\aria.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\angular.xsd new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\1033\html.loc new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML\1033 new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\HTML new catalogue created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-vendor-webkit.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-vendor-o.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-vendor-ms.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-vendor-moz.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-writing-modes.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-will-change.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-values.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-transitions.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-transforms.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-text.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-tables.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-syntax.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-svg-text.xml new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Languages\Schemas\CSS\1033\css-module-svg-painting.xml new file created

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