Most antivirus programs identify cfg32.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BookedSpace.h or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BookedSpace.i, and TrendMicro identifies it as GRAY_GEN.7Z0918S or ADW_BOOKSPACE.A.
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Description: Cfg32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cfg32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,044,480 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 2,088,960 bytes, 696,320 bytes or 348,160 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The cfg32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The cfg32.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Cfg32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the cfg32.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SCA MFC Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cfg32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cfg32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.