What does the CFSvcs.exe file do?
The CFSvcs.exe process is also known as Service of ConfigFree or, as the case may be, ConfigFree Service Process and is a part of TOSHIBA ConfigFree. This software is produced by TOSHIBA CORPORATION (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of CFSvcs.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Service of ConfigFree has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Service of ConfigFree 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)
- CFSvcs.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CFSvcs.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CFSvcs.exe Service of ConfigFree
CFSvcs.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CFSvcs.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 40,960 bytes (78% of all these files), 46,448 bytes, 36,864 bytes or, as the case may be, 28,672 bytes.
CFSvcs.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 42% 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 CFSvcs.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 CFSvcs?
|A program consisting of Networking a Laptop or PC |
|Toshiba process |
|it's on my toshiba laptop too, makes it easy to configure the wireless network |
|Networking configuration tool. Toshiba product that tries to make configuring your WLAN and LAN "easier" for you. It can be dangerous in the wrong hands if the person is concerned about security and privacy. It is possible to leave your network completely open if you want and it doesn't warn you. So it is really just a mediocre connection tool with "use at your own risk" configuration tools. (further information...) |
|toshiba tool for easy configuration of wired and wireless networks |
Summary: 7 users judge CFSvcs.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall TOSHIBA ConfigFree
To remove Service of ConfigFree from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate TOSHIBA ConfigFree in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CFSvcs.exe (Service of ConfigFree) 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 Service of ConfigFree. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Service of ConfigFree 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 CFSvcs.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.