Hello, here. Recently I found some Setsearchm.exe in my computer. I actually have tried to delete it, but it just will come back again and again after I restarted back my computer. it seems could create this process automatically by itself and this process has sneaked into many folders. I can’t delete them completely! Antivirus program still can’t help me. And antivirus said there are some threats risks related to this Setsearchm.exe. I checked in task manager and also found this process taking up too much CPU usage. Due to this malicious thing, computer runs slower than before. Can you help me completely remove it?

Brief Introduction of Setsearchm.exe Virus

Setsearchm.exe is actually a vicious and harmful process caused by Trojan virus, malware, adware or spyware. Hence, Setsearchm.exe is classified as a kind of virus and acts like a Trojan virus. That also means there should be some kind of computer threat staying on your computer when your computer is affected by this process. So antivirus program can detect and report it as it is a high risk and infects files of system. And some dangerous virus or malware should start to damage computer system in background if you can’t completely clean out this Setsearchm.exe virus. This virus gets into system like registry, startup item, windows folder, program files folder, task manager or any folders stored in disks and desktop. In background, it eats up the rest of system capacity and occupies too much CPU usage. Computer performance is slowed down soon by this virus. Some system files, windows process or program can be disabled by this Setsearchm.exe virus. Some victims said some program’s location can’t be found or some strange error message displayed when they wanted to open the problematic program. Webpage loads at a very slow speed even can’t be displayed. You’re even not allowed to download new programs into computer. Your DNS settings may be changed by this Setsearchm.exe virus to block your access to the internet. Some documents may be encrypted this nasty virus.

What’s worse, this virus roots into system and proliferates itself quickly, so security tool can’t completely clean it out. And meanwhile, this Setsearchm.exe virus will create many system loopholes to make system vulnerable. In this situation, other aggressive and hazardous virus or malware will easily sneak into system.  If your computer has been severely corrupted by this Setsearchm.exe virus and other high risks, computer performance will become worse and worse. Your computer will definitely become sluggish, often crash down or get a blue screen of death. To avoid these frustrating problems, you should have some effective tips to protect your computer from being compromised with dangerous viruses like Setsearchm.exe virus. You should not visit unsafe websites without license, and these sites are usually hacked by cyber hacker who create and spread virus there. Please don’t open spam emails, click on random pop-ups, strange links or fake online security warning message or receive strange files from stranger. To pay a close attention to online behavior will greatly protect your computer.

Some Traits about Setsearchm.exe Virus

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive.

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.

-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer

-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.

-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Setsearchm.exe Virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Removal Guide for PCs with Windows OS

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Setsearchm.exe Virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.

Task manager


>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.

start menu


>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files related to this Setsearchm.exe Virus in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.

registry editor

>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the Setsearchm.exe Virus locates. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).

Hard diskdrives

>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of  Trojan.Encoder.6491 Virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Setsearchm.exe Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.

System 32

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Setsearchm.exe virus is really a big threat to computer security. It has a strong ability to proliferate itself quickly to take up system resource. Since this virus can damage system files, some system error will often happen. Windows processes are stopped running even deleted somehow. Some programs disappear or can’t run properly but show some error codes. Computer performance will soon be slowed down this virus together with junk files created by it. Internet speed will be seriously slow, and many websites even can’t be displayed.  What’s worse, this Setsearchm.exe virus open backdoors to let other malicious virus, malware and spyware get into system and further damage system functions. Computer will definitely become more vulnerable when it is attacked by a great many viruses and malwares, it even can’t run properly, often gets stuck, crashes down even gets blue screen of death. You should eradicate this Setsearchm.exe virus as soon as you find it on your computer to avoid such damages.

Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove this Trojan Virus. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 25, 2016 11:03 am

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