How to Remove “cfgwiz.exe”

What is cfgwiz.exe?


cfgwiz.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Symantec. This process is known as Symantec Internal Component and it belongs to the software Symantec Shared Components. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of cfgwiz.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to detect whether your system is affected by cfgwiz.exe?


Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, 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 cfgwiz.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from cfgwiz.exe malware?

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2011 at 1:29 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8e7eb84bdd075f32
b1de98558a410ac1
7ac7aa0e
dbeca10e47bb6b49
ee061ab95fb4cf8f
TrojWare.Win
32.DunPWS.w0
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e7cdb67ca3eae678
8cf1e5e3ae4d772b
fe43c68e
b0f404a54c8a6835
df45ecede7b3843d
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 48838f69e5555b1c
63e837c9a29e5166
e457da89
a1c281555f7d072e
731df7f17187985f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 154.126.9.34/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 094eccf7d7c50fde
d00dcf7b8a48b5dc
63a966d5
256486dbe14a5945
067c4cdb98cdba3a
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Russian Federation N/A
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36

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4e9b335236368952
897b441fc9a0e9a7
b0631c34
571463c7c4f393b9
f2a698751c1ac3e5
Yes 10.0.2623 10.0.2623 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 46fea98fb9b44e96
0a49337d0b50439a
74ba4356
e28294edb86d9faf
61defd5b7d4dd5e1
No 4.0.2.6513 4.0.2.6513 10.100.130.247/32
3 IBM Corporation Executable 294efb6c5aa4656a
a96733d043fbcc80
dd7848ba
fc72474960bd0c61
6a0546d919c8073b
No 6000.16.15
279.192
6.0.16 10.100.129.168/32
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 7edafad6b77b279b
135634c920836591
a98fda40
6821086e217157f9
6cb971b217c10a73
Yes 5.0.0.46 5.0 United States
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