What does the cmicnfg.cpl file do?
The cmicnfg.cpl process is also known as CmiCnfg DLL and is a part of CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by C-Media (www.cmedia.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of cmicnfg.cpl can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CmiCnfg DLL has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CmiCnfg DLL 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)
- cmicnfg.cpl has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cmicnfg.cpl. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cmicnfg.cpl CmiCnfg DLL
cmicnfg.cpl is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file cmicnfg.cpl is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,469,888 bytes (28% of all these files), 2,834,432 bytes, 2,301,952 bytes, 3,866,624 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,453,504 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The cmicnfg file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Cmicnfg.cpl is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 16% 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 cmicnfg.cpl. 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 cmicnfg?
|C-Media Soundkartentool |
|c-media sound card control panel |
|C-Media sound drivers |
|C-Media Config Tool |
|It is a C-MEDIA FILE- to disable the item-mscfg-startup-untick cmicnfg.dll-restart computer- tick box -press o.k - my sound and other computer programs are not affected by disabling the dll |
Summary: 33 users judge cmicnfg.cpl to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted cmicnfg.cpl. source: file.net
How to uninstall CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library
To remove CmiCnfg DLL 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 CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if cmicnfg.cpl (CmiCnfg DLL) 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 CmiCnfg DLL. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CmiCnfg DLL 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 cmicnfg.cpl 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.