What is cfgmig32.exe?

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 cfgmig32.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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Cfgmig32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cfgmig32
Cfgmig32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WinSvchostManagerSrv belongs to software unknown by Total Defense or CA (

Description: Cfgmig32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The cfgmig32.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 265,736 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 264,024 bytes, 259,408 bytes or 263,504 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. Cfgmig32.exe is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Total Defense, Inc., or ask Support team for help. Go to Total Defense, Inc. in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Recommended: Identify cfgmig32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cfgmig32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cfgmig32.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.


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Best practices for resolving cfgmig32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cfgmig32. 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 cfgmig32.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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