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* What is SetupICWDesktop

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* Remove SetupICWDesktop manually

* Uninstall SetupICWDesktop from Windows 10

* Uninstall SetupICWDesktop from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall SetupICWDesktop from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: MEDIUM

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

In 2006 SetupICWDesktop was intended one of the most numerous malware running on system making an urgent absolute necessity in special removal tools that would make potential to remove it and fulfill comely, full removal. SetupICWDesktop at first meant hardware needed for spy destinations. When not bearing SetupICWDesktop removal tools a buyer downloads a amicable application and the installer compimentary setups SetupICWDesktop without any attempt block it. When a consumer navigates to a WWW site WWW page controlled by a SetupICWDesktop source, it obliges the receive and installation of SetupICWDesktop, so it is preferable to have SetupICWDesktop removal tools that can remove SetupICWDesktop and perform removal dealings. SetupICWDesktop that acts as Web site proxy or BHO can surrogate pointers with the ones to hacker site. SetupICWDesktop commercial for pornography is shown without limitations, so parents always need to setup anti virus tools to remove badware not to let their offsprings see that.

SetupICWDesktop intrusion method

SetupICWDesktop installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (SetupICWDesktop). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. SetupICWDesktop copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Sometimes it creates new startup key with name SetupICWDesktop and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or SetupICWDesktop. Also, it can create folder with name SetupICWDesktop under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation SetupICWDesktop starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove SetupICWDesktop immediately.

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How to remove SetupICWDesktop manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with SetupICWDesktop, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by SetupICWDesktop.

To get rid of SetupICWDesktop, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall SetupICWDesktop related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for SetupICWDesktop entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If SetupICWDesktop won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find SetupICWDesktop under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate SetupICWDesktop or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find SetupICWDesktop

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find SetupICWDesktop related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like SetupICWDesktop are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like SetupICWDesktop.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with SetupICWDesktop and (*.*) we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Standard icwconn1.exe problems (no internet, etc.)

I have a slow IBM clone, Windows 2000, IE Explorer 6, the current Firefox (I use both about equally), web-based email, 56k dial-up connection. Just a couple months ago I got a new primary hard drive and fresh installation of Windows 2000 after some previous registry issues caused my computer to mostly crash. Figuring it was mostly because of spyware or a virus, I downloaded the current versions of Spybot and AVG but didn't use them right away. Odd thing is, everything worked good until I actually started using Spybot and AVG this past weekend (I had noticed some random IE popups showing up even though I wasn't even in IE Explorer 6, which has a Google Popup Blocker anyway, so I figured that was some Spyware issue and it was time to use Spybot and AVG). I used them Saturday night. I used the computer perfectly fine on Sunday (I reboot every day), only visited well-known commercial websites like Yahoo and my email provider (had no email). Monday, it was another story. Weird minor flickering on boot-up, then tried to go to internet and discovered my dial-up connections had been wiped out. Tried to establish a new connection, and got "icwconn1.exe has generated errors and will be shut down by Windows" on the page where the access number/country info is -- have gotten this continuously since, so I can't connect to the internet with that computer anymore, not even in safe mode with networking. Also, all my program files are hidden from me and I can't unhide them (it says there are 30-something objects in the folder but shows nothing). There's also nothing listed in the add/remove programs area. And I can't copy/paste anything any Windows -- I can copy/paste in the command prompt, though my DOS is very rusty and I can't remember how to copy entire directories, but I have been able to copy supposed fixes from removable disks to the hard drive. So far none of the registry cleaners I've used have fixed the problems and I tried updated Spybot, Adaware and AVG in safe mode to no avail (they work and remove some stuff, but the main problem persists). Here's a pretty good description of my situation from someone else who had almost the exact same problem: People suggested he do a "last good config" but that failed for me because I apparently got the problem on Saturday or earlier, and the computer ran perfectly fine on Sunday, so it was likely already infected or damaged and just biding its time, so by Monday when the problem became evident, the true last good config was gone, and unlike some other versions of Windows, apparently it only saves one configuration. On your page, you say to check for icwconn1.exe or Setup-etc. in the processes, but neither of these were listed in the processes any time I worked on the problem. However, mobsync.exe kept showing up, even when I removed it from startup using msconfig -- it turned itself back on (while nothing else did) every time I rebooted. Much as with the "icwconn1.exe" file, some sites claim that "mobsync.exe" is a legitimate Windows function while others say it is evidence of spyware or a virus. I have no idea what the truth is anymore after trying almost everything, but again that link above describes almost exactly every issue I've had since Monday to a "T." Please help me so I don't have to take my computer back to the shop for another $150 only a couple months after the last trip! Also, are Spybot and/or AVG known to cause such issues? (Which would be ironic, of course.) I had the computer for years with good results using Adaware, but they stopped updating Adaware for that version of Windows, so I tried Spybot, and right after the first use is when a bunch of registry issues showed up that ultimately led to the crash requiring a new hard drive, fresh OS installation and a trip to the computer shop.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Country/Region Name and Code: is blank

In Windows 2000 in the Internet Connection Wizard the Country/Region name and Code: is blank. If I click on it I get: icwconn1.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows.
I am unable to create a dialup connection.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cannot find ICWCONN1.exe connection to the internet


upon installing/creating a new connection to the internet the following error occurs:
cannot find c:\programs\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\ICWCONN1.exe

I use Windows 2000 and could not find the file on my windows disk...can you tell me what to do?

thanks in advance.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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