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?

Step 1: Download our award-winning  Comodo Free 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 7bf0cb20c7894c47
22fd63c7671004e7
712888f3
ed61e1b19f2e10a3
d9202e339b12d266
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Philippines N/A
2 N/A Executable fa97d8b22b9db0ab
500c5cd1133cf906
897d1a7b
be91bf520737e325
d964cf7385f3c6c9
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
3 Electronic Arts Executable 80251690ce0f0870
8ea4ba225b9387ed
283ff1bd
86d664f30ac6190f
e492c46b03efcaaf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 197.57.104.9/32 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: 12 September 2010 at 10:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable eca95c82f34219ee
e6ef707a6003a77d
4d9b59bd
84fa34ddb62c2ed2
0929c0beda18f4dc
No N/A 4.0.8.0 United States
2 Dvblogic Executable a2f98a35bed2bc9f
1e57d9cba5d0cfd4
a0727fb5
9db6fb271e08db1f
4a56667ed59e7c68
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
3 Cygnus Solutions Executable fa7f6e308564bf83
ba5dd5b5120c2cd0
6c3a1f84
2f0aa8aca6cd90a3
3146ba7d24cbfdd4
No 1, 2, 1, 1 1, 2, 1, 1 104.236.253.252/32
4 N/A Executable ac0c3c64171775fc
47ec2ca84854abd2
252d28ed
f1b201ecb73d1c4c
08a50196d884680e
No 3.9.54.101
3
3.4.0 United States
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