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What does the ZCfgSvc.exe file do?

The ZCfgSvc.exe process is also known as ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application or, as the case may be, Intel® PROSet/Wireless Zero Config Service and is a part of ZeroCfgSvc Application or, as the case may be, Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of ZCfgSvc.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 ZCfgSvc.exe ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application

ZCfgSvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ZCfgSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 667,718 bytes (25% of all these files), 995,328 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This ZCfgSvc.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. ZCfgSvc.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A ZCfgSvc.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 639,040 bytes (48% of all these files), 376,832 bytes as well as 5 other variants. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. ZCfgSvc.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). ZCfgSvc.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor 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 ZCfgSvc.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 ZCfgSvc?

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Zero Config MFC Application Windows 2000/XP/2003 Service, part of Intel’s ProSET utilities and installed by the drivers for many of Intel wireless network cards, whether onboard as seen in some laptops (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2100 in Dell laptops amongst others), or in the shape of PCMCIA wireless network cards (e.g. Intel Pro Wireless 2011). This task provides background support functions for the Intel ProSET utilities which enable you to configure your wireless adapter and connection through the Intel ProSET icon in the System Tray. (further information...)
Everytime my intel centrino laptop logs on line wirelessly, after about 2 minutes i get an error message and it disconnects and then reconnects. The error message is the send or dont send m/soft one.
mike girling
I found my PC very slow...after examining in task manager discovered the cpu at 100%...this pgm was causing the prob...after I ended it PC ran fine...it seemed to affect mcshield causing it to use a lot of cpu. After stopping ZCfgSvc.exe mcshield was fine
I found my PC very slow...after examining in task manager

Summary: 21 users judge ZCfgSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted ZCfgSvc.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall ZeroCfgSvc Application or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

To remove ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ZeroCfgSvc Application or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ZCfgSvc.exe (ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application) 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 ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application 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 ZCfgSvc.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.

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