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What’s setacl.exe (SetACL)? Is it safe or a virus?

Setacl.exe by TGRMN Software is a command line tool used to manage Windows file system and registry security.

It allows users to set access control lists (ACLs) for files, directories, and registry keys, enabling them to control who can access and modify these resources. The tool provides a wide range of options for setting permissions, including adding or removing users and groups, setting specific permissions such as read, write, or execute, and inheriting permissions from parent objects. With setacl.exe, users can easily manage and secure their system resources, ensuring that sensitive data is protected and access is limited to authorized users.

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Who makes setacl.exe (SetACL)?

We’ve found TGRMN Software should be the publisher of setacl.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 21, 2024

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