What does the Config.exe file do?
The Config.exe process is also known as Configuration Utility for Intersil driver or, as the case may be, Firefox and is a part of Firefox or, as the case may be, Starcraft. This software is produced by Neesus Datacom (www.neesus.com) or, as the case may be, Mozilla (www.mozilla.org). An obsolete or defective version of Config.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Configuration Utility has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Configuration Utility 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)
- Config.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Config.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Config.exe Configuration Utility
Config.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Config.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 290,816 bytes (66% of all these files), 1,861,064 bytes or, as the case may be, 908,248 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, User Shell Folders). Config.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Config.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 750,550 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. This Config.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Config.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
- A Config.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 943,117 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, User Shell Folders). The Config file is not part of the Windows operating system. Config.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 Config.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 Config?
|Came with a Netgear PCMCIA wireless network card |
|Also comes with a DLink 650 WL - if found in C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWL-650 Control Utility\Config.exe. Mine shows a version 4.06.0.0, 284kb, and says "Configuration Utility for Intersil Driver" |
|Serious Samurize Config Editor (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges Config.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Firefox or Starcraft
To remove Configuration Utility 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 Firefox or Starcraft in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Config.exe (Configuration Utility) 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 Configuration Utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Configuration Utility 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 Config.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.