What is config.msi?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the config.msi 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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Config.msi file information

The process belongs to software Checkin-Checkout by unknown.

Description: Config.msi is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Config.msi is located in a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Note: File does not exist any longer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce, RunOnce). Config.msi is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software Checkin-Checkout using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify config.msi related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as config.msi. Therefore, you should check the config.msi 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-Squared fand darin Virus.Win32.Virut!IK in 29e19.rbf
AVG Folder
gdata backup will dort etwas schreiben, aber findet die Datai nicht
  Peter der Friese  
Die Beschreibung ist völliger Unsinn. config.msi ist keine Datei sondern ein Ordner. Er wird temporär beim Installieren von Programmen angelegt, die mit dem MSI (Microsoft Installer) gepackt wurden. Man kann seinen Inhalt theoretisch einfach löschen, Windows 7/8 verhindern jedoch jeglichen jeglichen Zugriff darauf (was auch immer das soll).
  User Name  

Summary: Average user rating of config.msi: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving config issues

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