How to Remove “ConfigWizards.exe”

What is ConfigWizards.exe?


Originally developed by Microsoft, ConfigWizards.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as ConfigWizards that is associated with Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

ConfigWizards.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after ConfigWizards.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with ConfigWizards.exe malware?


If your system is affected by ConfigWizards.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • ConfigWizards.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove ConfigWizards.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove ConfigWizards.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 December 2011 at 10:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable eea37dfc9c5c9c09
e8da04818a2e32f1
a2b6ac12
615363bf70ae96a3
6ba530dda83331e9
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Bacteraloh
.h
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 99293c5c2c7e7cf3
64434021797d1b7c
595f8485
e3f96f7403736316
e99aa96d45c964ff
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 3ca2183d180448bd
a17e34d39640efdf
98466891
cd9dc77bec36602f
2596de738f79d742
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 6ddd77a60f5f80f1
54d385cb5e7fa8ed
32ad8519
b4f8294cde48af66
de131672722cf2d7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.Q
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 Russian Federation N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
7

Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 11:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 6d2d3451976b27bd
273cb1af5d3ba75e
f091f2de
f3880570ef4adf91
795ddb8574764d51
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 6d2d3451976b27bd
273cb1af5d3ba75e
f091f2de
f3880570ef4adf91
795ddb8574764d51
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 10.224.1.53/32
3 N/A Executable b3b87313aa89b293
b8fbf2ffd93f32e8
ea1964a1
e98fe185ac6fbac8
7cc7fc7e4732bc21
No 1.0.3300.0 1.0.3300.0 United States
4 N/A Executable 6d2d3451976b27bd
273cb1af5d3ba75e
f091f2de
f3880570ef4adf91
795ddb8574764d51
No 1.0.5000.0 1.0.5000.0 198.20.167.84/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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