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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:

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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.

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
Rupert
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"
Jake
Serious Samurize Config Editor (further information...)
Heinz Kunze

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

Config.exe  Configuration Utility fix

To remove Configuration Utility from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Firefox or Starcraft in the list of available programs.
  5. 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 Registry Cleaner 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.

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