What does the bmwebcfg.exe file do?
The bmwebcfg.exe process is also known as Bytemobile Web Configuration Service and is a part of Bytemobile Optimization Client or, as the case may be, Bytemobile Web Configurator. This software is produced by Bytemobile (www.bytemobile.com). An obsolete or defective version of bmwebcfg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bytemobile Web Configuration service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bytemobile Web Configuration service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- bmwebcfg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module bmwebcfg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about bmwebcfg.exe Bytemobile Web Configuration service
bmwebcfg.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Bmwebcfg.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 118,784 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Bmwebcfg.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as track other applications. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves bmwebcfg.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about bmwebcfg?
|Used for Sprint Broadband Cellular PCMCIA cards |
|used for 02 umts acess |
|Causes system slow down, attaches BHO. Use lspfix to remove. |
|Vodafone UMTS Software |
|Installed by your mobile provider, often as a part of the wireless dialer. Contact your carrier if you have concerns. (further information...) |
|part of UMTS client software |
Summary: 5 users judge bmwebcfg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted bmwebcfg.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Bytemobile Optimization Client or Bytemobile Web Configurator
To remove Bytemobile Web Configuration service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Bytemobile Optimization Client or Bytemobile Web Configurator in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if bmwebcfg.exe (Bytemobile Web Configuration service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Bytemobile Web Configuration service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bytemobile Web Configuration service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or bmwebcfg.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.