What is CFSvcs.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 CFSvcs.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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CFSvcs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CFSvcs
CFSvcs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Service of ConfigFree or ConfigFree Service Process belongs to software TOSHIBA ConfigFree or ConfigFree or Verizon FiOS Media Manager or ConfigFree Service by TOSHIBA CORPORATION (

Description: CFSvcs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CFSvcs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (typically C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes, 28,672 bytes, 46,448 bytes or 49,152 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TOSHIBA ConfigFree or Verizon FiOS Media Manager)
  2) turn to the software developer, Toshiba, for advice
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify CFSvcs.exe related errors

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

A program consisting of Networking a Laptop or PC
Toshiba process
it's on my toshiba laptop too, makes it easy to configure the wireless network
Networking configuration tool. Toshiba product that tries to make configuring your WLAN and LAN "easier" for you. It can be dangerous in the wrong hands if the person is concerned about security and privacy. It is possible to leave your network completely open if you want and it doesn't warn you. So it is really just a mediocre connection tool with "use at your own risk" configuration tools.
  Steve-O   (further information)
toshiba tool for easy configuration of wired and wireless networks
  rdg   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of CFSvcs.exe: based on 10 votes with 5 user comments. 7 users think CFSvcs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users don't grade CFSvcs.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CFSvcs issues

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