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Overview of Ccsetup236.exe
What Is Ccsetup236.exe?
Ccsetup236.exe is a type of EXE file associated with CCleaner developed by Piriform Ltd. for the Windows Operating System. The latest known version of Ccsetup236.exe is 188.8.131.52, which was produced for Windows 7. This EXE file carries a popularity rating of 1 stars and a security rating of "UNKNOWN".
What Are EXE Files?
EXE ("executable") files, such as ccsetup236.exe, are files that contain step-by-step instructions that a computer follows to carry out a function. When you "double-click" an EXE file, your computer automatically executes these instructions designed by a software developer (eg. Piriform Ltd.) to run a program (eg. CCleaner) on your PC.
Every software application on your PC uses an executable file - your web browser, word processor, spreadsheet program, etc. - making it one of the most useful kinds of files in the Windows operating system. Without executable files like ccsetup236.exe, you wouldn't be able to use any programs on your PC.
Why Do I Have EXE Errors?
Because of their usefulness and ubiquity, EXE files are commonly used as a method of delivery for virus / malware infection. Often, viruses will be disguised as a benign EXE file (such as ccsetup236.exe) and distributed through SPAM email or malicious websites, which can then infect your computer when executed (eg. when you double-click the EXE file).
In addition, viruses can infect, replace, or corrupt existing EXE files, which can then lead to error messages when CCleaner or related programs are executed. Thus, any executable files that you download to your PC should be scanned for viruses before opening - even if you think it is from a reputable source.
When Do EXE Errors Occur?
EXE errors, such as those associated with ccsetup236.exe, most often occur during computer startup, program startup, or while trying to use a specific function in your program (eg. printing).
Common Ccsetup236.exe Error Messages
The most common ccsetup236.exe errors that can appear on a Windows-based computer are:
- "Ccsetup236.exe Application Error."
- "Ccsetup236.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
- "Ccsetup236.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
- "Cannot find ccsetup236.exe."
- "Ccsetup236.exe not found."
- "Error starting program: ccsetup236.exe."
- "Ccsetup236.exe is not running."
- "Ccsetup236.exe failed."
- "Faulting Application Path: ccsetup236.exe."
These EXE error messages can appear during program installation, while a ccsetup236.exe-related software program (eg. CCleaner) is running, during Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system. Keeping track of when and where your ccsetup236.exe error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.
Causes of Ccsetup236.exe Errors
Ccsetup236.exe problems can be attributed to corrupt or missing files, invalid registry entries associated with Ccsetup236.exe, or a virus / malware infection.
More specifically, these ccsetup236.exe errors can be caused by:
- Corrupt Windows registry keys associated with ccsetup236.exe / CCleaner.
- Virus or malware infection that has corrupted the ccsetup236.exe file or related CCleaner program files.
- Another program maliciously or mistakenly deleted ccsetup236.exe-related files.
- Another program is in conflict with CCleaner and its shared referenced files.
- Corrupt download or incomplete installation of CCleaner software.
Caution: We do not recommend downloading ccsetup236.exe from "EXE download" sites. These sites distribute EXE files that are unapproved by the official ccsetup236.exe file developer, and can often be bundled with virus-infected or other malicious files. If you require a copy of ccsetup236.exe, it is recommended that you obtain it directly from Piriform Ltd..
Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your ccsetup236.exe problems. These troubleshooting steps get progressively more difficult and time consuming, so we strongly recommend attempting them in ascending order to avoid unnecessary time and effort.
Please Note: Click the [ ] image to expand the troubleshooting instructions for each step below. You can also click the [ ] image to hide the instructions as you proceed through each step.
Step 1: Repair Registry Entries Associated with CCleaner
Sometimes ccsetup236.exe and other EXE system errors can be related to problems in the Windows registry. Several programs can share the same ccsetup236.exe file, but when these programs are uninstalled or changed, sometimes "orphaned" (invalid) EXE registry entries are left behind.
Basically, what this means is that while the actual file path may have changed, its incorrect former location is still recorded in the Windows registry. When Windows tries looking up these incorrect file references (file locations on your PC), ccsetup236.exe errors can occur. In addition, malware infection may have corrupted the registry entries associated with CCleaner. Thus, these invalid EXE registry entries need to be repaired to fix the root of the problem.
Manually editing the Windows registry to remove invalid ccsetup236.exe keys is not recommended unless you are PC service professional. Incorrectly editing your registry can stop your PC from functioning and create irreversible damage to your operating system. In fact, one misplaced comma can prevent your PC from booting entirely!
Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as WinThruster (Developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any ccsetup236.exe-related registry problems. Using a registry cleaner automates the process of finding invalid registry entries, missing file references (like the one causing your ccsetup236.exe error), and broken links within the registry. A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo any changes in a single click, protecting you against the possibility of PC damage. The best part is that repairing registry errors can also dramatically improve system speed and performance.
Caution: Unless you an advanced PC user, we DO NOT recommend editing the Windows registry manually. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. We do not guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to ccsetup236.exe (eg. CCleaner):
The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below.
We do not claim any responsibility for the results of the actions taken from the content linked below - complete these tasks at your own risk.
Step 2: Conduct a Full Malware Scan of Your PC
There is a chance that your ccsetup236.exe error could be related to a malware infection on your PC. These malicious intruders can damage, corrupt, or even delete EXE-related files. Furthermore, there's a possibility that the ccsetup236.exe error you are experiencing is related to a component of the malicious program itself.
Tip: If you do not already have a malware protection program installed, we highly recommend using Emsisoft Anti-Malware (download here). They offer a malware removal guarantee that is not offered by other security software.
Step 3: Clean Out Your System Junk (Temporary Files and Folders) With Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr)
Over time, your computer accumulates junk files from normal web surfing and computer use. If this junk isn't occasionally cleaned out, it can cause CCleaner to respond slowly or provides an ccsetup236.exe error, possibly due to file conflicts or an overloaded hard drive. Cleaning up these temporary files with Disk Cleanup might not only solve your ccsetup236.exe error, but can also dramatically speed up the performance of your PC.
Tip: Although Disk Cleanup is a wonderful built-in tool, it will not completely clean up all of the temporary files on your computer. Other programs that you frequently use such Microsoft Office, Firefox, Chrome, Live Messenger, and hundreds of other programs are not cleaned up with Disk Cleanup (including some Piriform Ltd. programs).
Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard drive cleanup / privacy protection software such as WinSweeper (Developed by Microsoft Gold Partner) to clean up your entire computer. Running WinSweeper once per day (using automatic scanning) will ensure that your computer is always clean, running fast, and free of ccsetup236.exe errors related to temporary files.
How to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Step 4: Update Your PC Device Drivers
Ccsetup236.exe errors can be related to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix the EXE problem.
Finding the exact driver for your ccsetup236.exe-related hardware device can be extremely difficult, even directly on the Piriform Ltd. or related manufacturer's website. Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually updating drivers, the process can still be very time consuming and extremely irritating. Installing the wrong driver, or simply an incompatible version of the right driver, can make your problems even worse.
Because of the time and complexity involved in updating drivers, we highly recommend using a driver update tool such as DriverDoc (Developed by Microsoft Gold Partner) to automate the process.
DriverDoc updates all of your PC device drivers, not just those associated with your EXE error. DriverDoc's proprietary One-Click Update™ technology not only ensures that you have correct driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a backup of your current drivers before making any changes. Maintaining a driver backup provides you with the security of knowing that you can rollback any driver to a previous version if necessary. With updated device drivers, you can finally unlock new hardware features and improve the speed and performance of your PC.
Step 5: Utilize Windows System Restore to "Undo" Recent System Changes
Windows System Restore allows you to "go back in time" with your PC to help fix your ccsetup236.exe problems. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. This can potentially help you avoid hours of troubleshooting headaches associated with EXE errors.
Please Note: Using System Restore will not affect your documents, pictures, or other data.
To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Step 6: Uninstall and Reinstall the CCleaner Program Associated with Ccsetup236.exe
If your ccsetup236.exe error is related to a specific program, reinstalling CCleaner-related software could be the answer.
Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
Instructions for Windows XP:
Instructions for Windows 8:
After you have successfully uninstalled your ccsetup236.exe-associated program (eg. CCleaner), reinstall the program according to the Piriform Ltd. instructions.
Tip: If you are positive that your EXE error is related to a specific Piriform Ltd. program, uninstalling and reinstalling your ccsetup236.exe-related program will likely be the solution to your problem.
Step 7: Run Windows System File Checker ("sfc /scannow")
System File Checker is a handy tool included with Windows that allows you scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files (including those related to ccsetup236.exe). If System File Checker finds a problem with your EXE or other critical system file, it will attempt to replace the problematic files automatically.
To run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Step 8: Install All Available Windows Updates
Microsoft is constantly updating and improving Windows system files that could be associated with ccsetup236.exe. Sometimes resolving your EXE problems may be as simple as updating Windows with the latest Service Pack or other patch that Microsoft releases on an ongoing basis.
To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
Step 9: Perform a Clean Installation of Windows
Caution: We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve ccsetup236.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately (download a highly-recommended backup solution) to protect yourself from permanent data loss.
This step is your final option in trying to resolve your ccsetup236.exe issue. Reinstalling Windows will erase everything from your hard drive, allowing you to start again with a fresh system. Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all "junk" that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer.
Please Note: If ccsetup236.exe errors still persist after a clean install of Windows, your EXE problem MUST be hardware related. If that is the case, then it is likely you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the ccsetup236.exe error.
|Filename: ccsetup236.exe||Latest Known Version: 184.108.40.206|
|Developer: Piriform Ltd.||File Size (Bytes): 1187896|
|Software: CCleaner||Operating System: Windows 7|
|Description: CCleaner Installer|
Operating System Information
Ccsetup236.exe error messages can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows ME
- Windows 2000
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About The Author: Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology.
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