What is 1XConfig.exe?

The genuine 1XConfig.exe file is a software component of 8021XConfig Module by Intel | Identive.
This process is a configuration module for both Intel wireless cards as well as Identive products. It continuously runs in the background to connect with USB devices and provide the user with information. Identive is a world leader in security solutions, and specializes in Secure ID software and hardware for consumers.

1XConfig stands for 8021XConfiguration Module

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 1XConfig.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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1XConfig.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 1XConfig
1XConfig.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as 8021XConfig Module belongs to software 8021XConfig Module or mMHouse by Intel (

Description: 1XConfig.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The 1XConfig.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,320 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 389,186 bytes, 229,442 bytes or 204,800 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. 1XConfig.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If 1XConfig.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 245,760 bytes (96% of all occurrences), 241,664 bytes or 249,856 bytes. The program has no visible window. 1XConfig.exe is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. 1XConfig.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with 1XConfig.exe, you might want to ask Customer Support to assist you, check the vendor’s website for a newer version or completely remove Intel PROSet/Wireless (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as 1XConfig.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 1XConfig.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I found this file within the wireless directory Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin It appears to be not dangerous, but I have a doubt because it is in a subdirectory named "Bin"
Used by the Intel ProSet/Wireless suite to configure & connect to 802.1x authenticated secured networks. If you do not connect to WPA - Enterprise networks, you may choose to disable the Intel suite, re-enable Windows' Zero-Config Wireless and uninstall the Intel software.
intel pro wireless treiber detail
Very serious handle leeks confirm this, will eat operative system resources.
Easily infected by trojan virii (Jan 2007)
  Andrew Grogan  
Intel Wireless configration File, nothing to be concerned about. Has caused a few crashing issue with office updates, but after reboot all is sorted and no further issues
CPU usage spikes makes all I/O to stop. This greatly affects application which is dependent of full access to the HDD, such as CD ripping.
Has a serious Windows handle leak (ver, one handle per second!
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of 1XConfig.exe: based on 20 votes with 9 reviews. 10 users think 1XConfig.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. One user thinks 1XConfig.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade 1XConfig.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving 1XConfig issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 1XConfig. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 1XConfig.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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