What is cfgmng32.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 cfgmng32.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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Cfgmng32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cfgmng32
Cfgmng32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of cfgmng32.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Cfgmng32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file cfgmng32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,333,632 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 10,940,416 bytes, 10,924,032 bytes or 10,870,784 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Cfgmng32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify cfgmng32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as cfgmng32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the cfgmng32.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

Start up program for CA Parental Controls 2008
  Brian J.   (further information)
Correct, part of CA Internet Security :-)
part of ca security parental controls
CA told me to delete this file along with the folder rnapxs when my upgrade to CA Security Internet Suite 2010 + blew up.
  Tom Y  

Summary: Average user rating of cfgmng32.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think cfgmng32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving cfgmng32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cfgmng32. 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.

To help you analyze the cfgmng32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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