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Windows 7: wssetup.exe


03 Jun 2013   #1

ultimate64
 
 
wssetup.exe

as of yesterday everytime i start up my Windows 7 i get a window asking me to run "wssetup by Perlon network LTD"

have so far hit cancel and not allowed the process, god knows where it came from. Done the usual searches which some sites say its "incredimail" notoriously difficult to remove, some say its as safe as houses and some say its a threat tho dont elaborate.
Have run antimalwarebytes and superantispyware and they find nothing. Have run msconfig and under Boot tab and startup tab there is no sign of it, so you can see my problem.
guessing someone will know about this and provide a solution.
grateful for any reply

maka

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03 Jun 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You can use MS Autoruns (free) to try and find where this program is attempting to run from on startup.
Autoruns lists much more info and startup locations than msconfig.
Autoruns for Windows
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05 Jun 2013   #3

ultimate64
 
 

many thanks to david for the very helpful ms autoruns link this has worked very well and shows me an awful lot of what i did not know.
sadly it doesnt find this wssetup prog which i am still unsure about as this program does not try to run on startup but waits until my pc has fully booted and ready to roll, then it appears hence it cannot be found in start up searches etc.
my only cure seems to be a full uninstall format and reinstall of Windows 7 after my drive is clean.
just wish i knew what the program was or how it got on my pc and more importantly how to stop it.

thanks again

maka
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05 Jun 2013   #4

WIN7
 
 
Wssetup

I've experienced the same since Monday, when I visited a site which was hacked. (as the site owner told me today). Everytime I boot the computer it asks to allow to install, and I cant get rid of it...
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05 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What is the "wssetup.exe" ?

In most cases this file is the installation package digitally signed by Perion Network Ltd. (check more on Perion). This company produces few famous applicatons, mainly

IncrediMail - free email program
Incredimail for iPad - free email program for iPad
PhotoJoy - transforms photos into collages and animated screensavers
Smilebox - provides mobile and desktop social photo sharing services
SweetIM - the most spread package for instant messengers, which adds animations (winks), emoticons (smileys), sounds, videos and games
Probably this executable is part of the SweetIM package, but there is no additional info included in the file.

- See more at: What is wssetup.exe ? | System Explorer
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05 Jun 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makapa View Post
many thanks to david for the very helpful ms autoruns link this has worked very well and shows me an awful lot of what i did not know.
sadly it doesnt find this wssetup prog which i am still unsure about as this program does not try to run on startup but waits until my pc has fully booted and ready to roll, then it appears hence it cannot be found in start up searches etc.
my only cure seems to be a full uninstall format and reinstall of Windows 7 after my drive is clean.
just wish i knew what the program was or how it got on my pc and more importantly how to stop it.

thanks again

maka
Take a look at your Services (you can type service in the Start search box for this)
Sort by Startup Type, and look at those with "Automatic (Delayed Start)"
See if you can find anything suspicious that is not an MS service.
Maybe you will find something for Incredimail, etc.

See if you can find the wssetup file and upload it to VirusTotal for scanning.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/

This relatively new thread has over 1900 views.
To me that seems unusually high!
Seems like a LOT of people are searching for wssetup, and reading this...
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05 Jun 2013   #7

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi,
I've experienced the same problem as the OP and have downloaded autoruns. I have found SweetIM and Sweetpacks Communicator listed there. How do I go about removing it? Will an uninstall via the control panel be adequate?
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05 Jun 2013   #8

WIN7
 
 

I've found the solution (at least on my computer).
typed MSCONFIG in run box at the startup menu, than under the Automatic Startup page checked out the 'Sweet Packs Update Manager' and now my computer starts normally. So I think this program was the agressiive try from Sweet Pack to be installed on my PC. Good luck!
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05 Jun 2013   #9

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trexmark View Post
I've found the solution (at least on my computer).
typed MSCONFIG in run box at the startup menu, than under the Automatic Startup page checked out the 'Sweet Packs Update Manager' and now my computer starts normally. So I think this program was the agressiive try from Sweet Pack to be installed on my PC. Good luck!
Thanks, I've just done this and it appears to have solved the problem (for now at least) .
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05 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is a idea.
It these programs cause problems and the owner of the site states he has been hacked; why not remove the programs?
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