Is onedrivesetup.exe safe or is this malware?



Purpose of onedrivesetup.exe:









onedrivesetup.exe file purpose and description:

The program named OneDriveSetup.exe will be visible in your system tasklislt at times. is a file that may have been on your PC since the day you purchased it. Be sure to verify the exact disk location shown below, as disk locations are shown below so you can verify it is not spyware or virus related software app. Note also the latest version of Microsoft Windows now automatically adds this to the system, so you will see this OneDriveSetup.exe software program or app in your task list even if you aren't using it. This OneDriveSetup.exe file is owned by Microsoft and it is part of their setup process for the windows onedrive cloud service. Even when you reboot your computer or terminate this task, it will still startup again and occasionally appear in your windows tasklist. This file is not considered to be spyware, virus, or malware related and it is considered safe software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
onedrivesetup.exe

File type:
This is an executable running program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This software is found at : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, onedrivesetup.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of onedrivesetup.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!