How to remove the msconfigs virus

Most antivirus programs identify msconfigs.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.bqy or Trojan.Win32.Buzus.brqs, and Symantec identifies it as Bitcoinminer or Suspicious.MH690.A.

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Msconfigs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with msconfigs
Msconfigs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as bitcoin-miner belongs to software Bitcoin Miner by Ufasoft (

Description: Msconfigs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Msconfigs.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 50,688 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If msconfigs.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 952,832 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Msconfigs.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the msconfigs.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

disables ability to use ctrl alt del to get to task manager
  Nendail Smith  
Part of the "W32.Alcra.A" virus, denies access to taskmanger
  Phuqlifescotland   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of msconfigs.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. One user suspects danger. 5 users think msconfigs.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msconfigs issues

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

msconfigs.exe [all]