How to Remove “cfgtool.exe”

What is cfgtool.exe?

cfgtool.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Configuration tool for M86 Authenticator. It belongs to CfgTool and was developed by M86 Security. It is commonly stored in C:\Documents and Settings.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as cfgtool.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with cfgtool.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • cfgtool.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the cfgtool.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Documents and Settings, then it is likely that the system is affected with cfgtool.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing cfgtool.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 November 2009 at 7:00 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a2b170ce8aa46a45
3b6db62f824dc63a
5677e0e2
0ab8d9c63f32db00
017acb602a9d1be1
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.3, Build
070604
N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 8:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 6a020075b4ccdc06
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276c3753
ee3390bd11cbb10c
202ea9a99ef49c23
Yes N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable fae0d74ed592a6b8
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e15aff9c
N/A No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Slovenia
3 N/A Executable ac0e42f77db593db
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e3f0867a
771b23b3df7a4ec3
f9aec47ee0f80a10
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable a1ec721a271ef028
c8360ee7486ef98b
6e707493
788ad8ccb4890227
d4b0b83ea758e66d
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
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