What is CMICNFG3.cpl?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the CMICNFG3.cpl 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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CMICNFG3.cpl file information

The process known as CmiCnfg DLL belongs to software CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library by C-Media (

Description: CMICNFG3.cpl is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CMICNFG3.cpl is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,151,040 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 7,700,480 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The CMICNFG3.cpl file is not a Windows core file. CMICNFG3.cpl is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CMICNFG3.cpl, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CMICNFG3.cpl 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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cmicnfg3.cpl ist ein test der soundkarten von c-media.

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Best practices for resolving CMICNFG3 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CMICNFG3. 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 CMICNFG3.cpl 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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