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What’s SETLANG.EXE (Microsoft Office 15 Language Preferences)? Is it safe or a virus?

SETLANG.EXE is a command-line tool developed by Microsoft Corporation that allows users to change the default system language and regional settings on Windows operating systems.

This tool is particularly useful for users who need to switch between different languages or regional formats on their computer. By using SETLANG.EXE, users can control language settings such as keyboard layout, date and time formats, and currency symbols. This can be especially helpful for international users or those working with multilingual documents. Overall, SETLANG.EXE provides a convenient way for users to customize language and regional settings to better suit their needs.

This version of SETLANG.EXE is specifically for Microsoft Office localization.

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Who makes SETLANG.EXE (Microsoft Office 15 Language Preferences)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of SETLANG.EXE.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 14, 2024

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