How to Remove “chcfg.exe”

What is chcfg.exe?

chcfg.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Realtek Semiconductor Corporation. This process is known as ChCfg.exe and it belongs to Realtek Media Player. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of chcfg.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by chcfg.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 chcfg.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows, 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 chcfg.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the chcfg.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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

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Step 7: If the system is infected with chcfg.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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