setdebug.exe

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Kayman, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Kayman

    Kayman Guest

    setdebug.exe is located in C:\WINDOWS.
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    Description: Microsoft ActiveX Debugger Configuration Application for Java.
    Company: Microsoft Corporation.
    File version: 5.0.3810.0.
    Date created: 23-Dec-04
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    Double clicked the 'Bear' icon and a dos window appeared titled
    "C:\Windows\setdebug.exe" together with a prompt titled "ActiveX debugging
    for Java" asking "Enable ActiveX debugging for Java?" Yes / No. I clicked
    neither but exited the dos window by clicking on to the x located on the
    top right corner.

    Is this a genuine program for IE6 Win XPPro Sp2 and if so how often should
    this debugging device be executed?
    TIA.
    Kayman.
     
    Kayman, Nov 7, 2006
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  2. Yes, it's a genuine program, although there have been Internet-based
    hoaxes claiming otherwise. It enables or disables ActiveX debugging
    for Java and lets you configure the Java source path. This web page
    has more information:

    http://www.hi.is/~snorri/SDK-docs/tools/tools009.htm

    The program is apparently associated with the obsolete Microsoft
    Virtual Machine (VM) for Java, which was removed from Windows XP in
    Service Pack 2. On my computers, only the ones that still run Windows
    XP Service Pack 1 have the setdegbug.exe file. I suspect that an XP
    SP2 computer will only have the file if it was upgraded from XP RTM or
    XP SP1.

    The typical Windows user has no need to ever run setdebug.exe. I
    recommend not running a program, even one that's part of Windows, if
    you don't know what it does and how to use it.
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    Steve Winograd [MVP], Nov 7, 2006
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  3. Kayman

    Kayman Guest

    Thanks for informative response and link, Steve.

    I upgraded to SP2 quite some time ago, downloaded it through MS download
    center using my dial-up connection. This probably explains the presence of
    setdebug.exe file on my computer. Since this program is obsolete for my
    particular system I might as well delete it.

    Thanks again and best regards,
    Kayman.
     
    Kayman, Nov 8, 2006
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  4. You're welcome, Kayman.
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    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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    Steve Winograd [MVP], Nov 8, 2006
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  5. Kayman

    nyanlone

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    setdebug.exe and CPU usage

    I notice that my laptop is very hot, and take a look CPU usage, is 80% , than I stop this setdebug.exe , is lower down to below 10% . it is this one is like virus? or need to run? :confused:
     
    nyanlone, Mar 30, 2011
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