How to remove the dcomcfg virus

Most antivirus programs identify dcomcfg.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_ZLOB.ABJ.

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Dcomcfg.exe file information

The process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Dcomcfg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dcomcfg.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 71,680 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 70,144 bytes and 27 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. Dcomcfg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify dcomcfg.exe related errors

Important: You should check the dcomcfg.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

it's a spyware that keep blinking the "warning" sign at taskbar
Spyware Hacking Adware and computer tracking
this seems to appear with atmclk.exe and hp100.tmp, spyware,
  Akos Hanak  
it's a trojan that hijacks your browser and sends it to along with other sites and pop-ups like you wouldn't believe.
Redirects IE and Disables ability to change windows settings

Summary: Average user rating of dcomcfg.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user suspects danger. 4 users think dcomcfg.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving dcomcfg issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active dcomcfg process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the dcomcfg.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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