How to remove the mconfig virus
Most antivirus programs identify mconfig.exe as malware, for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Agent.cccv, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse.
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Mconfig.exe file information
Description: mconfig.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 344,090 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,314,816 bytes or 1,224,704 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. mconfig.exe is able to manipulate other programs, record inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify mconfig.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mconfig.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mconfig.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.
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