What does the CFSwMgr.exe file do?
The CFSwMgr.exe process is also known as ConfigFree Switch Manager Process and is a part of TOSHIBA ConfigFree. This software is produced by TOSHIBA CORPORATION (www.toshiba.com). An obsolete or defective version of CFSwMgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ConfigFree Switch Manager Process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ConfigFree Switch Manager Process 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)
- CFSwMgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CFSwMgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CFSwMgr.exe ConfigFree Switch Manager Process
CFSwMgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file CFSwMgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 62,848 bytes (47% of all these files), 405,504 bytes or, as the case may be, 63,432 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The CFSwMgr file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. CFSwMgr.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 29% 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 CFSwMgr.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 CFSwMgr?
|cfswmgr.exe belongs to ConfigFree Switch Manager by TOSHIBA. It is a tool to manage multiple network connections. |
Summary: One user judges CFSwMgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall TOSHIBA ConfigFree
To remove ConfigFree Switch Manager Process 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 CFSwMgr.exe (ConfigFree Switch Manager Process) 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 ConfigFree Switch Manager Process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ConfigFree Switch Manager Process 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 CFSwMgr.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.