What does the Config.exe file do?
The Config.exe process is also known as Starcraft and is a part of Starcraft. This software is produced by www.guangsu.cn. 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:
- Starcraft has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Starcraft 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 Starcraft
Config.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Config.exe is found on C:\.
The file size is 750,550 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Config.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 56% 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 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 1,861,064 bytes. Config.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This Config.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Config.exe is capable of record keystrokes, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks.
- 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. This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This Config program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, User Shell Folders). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Config.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications.
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 Starcraft
To remove Starcraft 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 Starcraft in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Config.exe (Starcraft) 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 Starcraft. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Starcraft 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.