How to Remove “SecurityConfig.exe”

What is SecurityConfig.exe?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, SecurityConfig.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Security Configuration Application and it belongs to Symantec Recovery Point Access Methods. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SecurityConfig.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 SecurityConfig.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SecurityConfig.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: 14 November 2010 at 6:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 5dcc9efa326b2e35
470349eccc7f610b
6c3816d9
fb343195bdcb9889
c611661f6020e4ad
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 14.0.0.248
15
14.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 9:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 81470a4b4ef22412
a9c67cbbeacd78d0
75494763
fa255ac31b85e580
b75b2ca594c7ef0e
Yes 12.0.5.298
04
12.0.5 Canada
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 4d9c4e15fb560012
e6ac4aa865516773
b4bd2298
eccc87fe158d1555
8c578fa980f3a986
No 2.0.6.2632
2
2.0.6 Germany
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 81470a4b4ef22412
a9c67cbbeacd78d0
75494763
fa255ac31b85e580
b75b2ca594c7ef0e
Yes 12.0.5.298
04
12.0.5 United States
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 92b50cd222dab6c3
bd39aa589800a3cf
5077c93e
8804a865fc144ecb
729829aae707edb7
Yes 15.0.0.356
59
15.0.0 New Zealand
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