How to remove the ipconfig virus

Most antivirus programs identify ipconfig.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic, and McAfee identifies it as RDN/Generic.dx!d2r.

The ipconfig.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
Microsoft's Internet Protocol configuration utility, this application has been incorporated into Windows since the release of Windows XP. Accessible through the command prompt, this utility allows you to display IP information, as well as release it, renew it, and other options. This utility replaced the previous winipcfg.exe file. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

IPConfig stands for IP Configuration Utility

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Ipconfig.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which ipconfig.exe is associated.

Description: Ipconfig.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ipconfig.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 132,096 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 129,024 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. Ipconfig.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: RunOnce, User Shell Folders, Run). Ipconfig.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ipconfig.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ipconfig.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

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ipconfig.exe is part of Windows and a console application that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and Domain Name System DNS settings.
  Kelly   (further information)
ipconfig.exe is a console application that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values such ip address and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings.
  Alienreplikat   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ipconfig.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think ipconfig.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ipconfig.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ipconfig issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ipconfig process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ipconfig.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.

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