How to Remove “ConfigTool.exe”

What is ConfigTool.exe?


ConfigTool.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Configuration Tool.  It is associated with software E Need for Speed Hot Pursuit developed by Electronic Arts. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as ConfigTool.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with ConfigTool.exe malware?


Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with ConfigTool.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • ConfigTool.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly


Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible ConfigTool.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove ConfigTool.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove ConfigTool.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 November 2011 at 2:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Electronic Arts Executable 4d37489512527455
4ba840da482c6c2e
f6c44b2b
deb7b7855bbc6259
d00fc374c85e3fe3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Poland N/A
2 N/A Executable d432aff47d17e6d5
87af68333eb26249
b9090feb
02165c0f8319c69c
407aba0f81838798
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1, 0, 0, 3 1, 0, 0, 3 Spain N/A
3 N/A Executable fa97d8b22b9db0ab
500c5cd1133cf906
897d1a7b
be91bf520737e325
d964cf7385f3c6c9
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
4 Electronic Arts Executable 0ff7d32c8203023f
016b95d0c7249267
d802aa52
4168b384db32b73e
e3c458ac0f80ec29
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 April 2010 at 6:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Parrot Executable 09cc68e95cd89229
bb2dda85a759bc24
5c22e545
836e42473569291f
ccf1e8ce4ad02600
No 1,2,0,4 1,2,0,4 United States
2 Dvblogic Executable a2f98a35bed2bc9f
1e57d9cba5d0cfd4
a0727fb5
9db6fb271e08db1f
4a56667ed59e7c68
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
3 N/A Executable 521d750f03e41a30
45883e7cbdff8753
0f7a2040
241d55056cd77dfe
b93f97412fc3d355
No 1.0.4.0 1.0.4.0 Internal Submission
4 DSSL Digital Security Systems Lab Executable a226601b88c80009
ac0a8bb5310fccf3
2a15f420
f21c8a48e5389dc4
744e48b50d3e11a2
No 1, 9, 351,
68 Release
1, 9, 351,
68 Release
United States
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