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: 13 October 2010 at 2:40 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 146f42b5e3fb0d80
1d16c01cb4deaf83
852ad967
8c544ad879c854e1
5b93de0a164f5591
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Poland 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 N/A Executable d5c4d434e5128b90
c64d7b383d35d884
62bcd0ee
33c676044f7ffaa6
ada2e7db4f5813cc
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 11fd615745ace827
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74978391
c842df3c2c474643
f154b5f5848e84b6
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Ukraine N/A
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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 6d52378baff00c6a
603535140013d26f
2022abc2
c91b0af008e40fb4
67ae75520dc5261a
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 34d77e10760183da
b10ecc9c281ff787
8584103b
92a6403bef38e70d
d6d3d8f3c9f31031
No 4.0.2.6513 4.0.2.6513 Russian Federation
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 7edafad6b77b279b
135634c920836591
a98fda40
6821086e217157f9
6cb971b217c10a73
Yes 5.0.0.46 5.0 United States
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