What does the cfgmng32.exe file do?
The software provider of cfgmng32.exe is unknown. We can, however, share a few interesting facts about this file. An obsolete or defective version of cfgmng32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- cfgmng32.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- cfgmng32.exe 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)
- cfgmng32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cfgmng32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cfgmng32.exe cfgmng32.exe
cfgmng32.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file cfgmng32.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 11,333,632 bytes (78% of all these files), 10,940,416 bytes, 10,924,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 10,870,784 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Cfgmng32.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Cfgmng32.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 69% 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 cfgmng32.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 cfgmng32?
|Start up program for CA Parental Controls 2008 |
|Correct, part of CA Internet Security :-) |
|part of ca security parental controls |
|CA told me to delete this file along with the folder rnapxs when my upgrade to CA Security Internet Suite 2010 + blew up. |
Summary: 2 users judge cfgmng32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove cfgmng32.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if cfgmng32.exe (cfgmng32.exe) 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 cfgmng32.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for cfgmng32.exe 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 cfgmng32.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.
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