What is Setup.exe?

Setup.exe is a 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

Setup.exe actions

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
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\WebConfigurationPreview.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\WebConfiguration.png
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%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
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%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
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%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
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%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
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%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
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\PublishAllWebsite_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\PlayVideo_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Package_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\nuGet_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\DeveloperTools.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Deploy_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\code.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\Azure_blue_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\azure.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\ApplicationInsights_16x.png
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%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\Project\Overview\Images\allServices_16x.png
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%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
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%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
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%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

Setup.exe can create new files and directories in the Windows registry. Check your system's performance and eliminate file conflicts and junk.

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Setup.exe's virus check

79%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

17%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

4%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

Setup.exe user rating

80%

of users rate Setup.exe as a useful program

15%

of users find Setup.exe to be a potentially unwanted program

5%

of users find Setup.exe to be malicious or a scam

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