What is RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd 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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RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd file information

Little is known about the RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd file is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes.,cmictrlwnd.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd. Therefore, you should check the RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd 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

Definitly not dangerous, Windows file, needed!
Control panel for C-Media based soundcards

  oezkul   (further information)
It is CMI audio configuration which you can remove from the task. You have same thing in control panel
VIA Audio Deck control panel/management system, included on many motherboards with onboard sound
May be part of a sound card software file
The DLL hosting executable places their functions/methods into memory to have them available for requesting applications!
  Christian   (further information)
Schl├╝ssel HKLM/Programm cmaudio
If for SOYO P4IS2 motherboard, use their driver and NOT Microsoft. The last Microsoft driver does not work right for this older motherboard.
  Franc   (further information)
Received it after official upgrading via Microsoft
Any item which has a cpl ending should be a control panel item, in this case it's the CMI audio config, the file is located in the Windows\System folder and is run from the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Cmaudio\RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd, it is also referred to under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpl\Cmcpls, it is required for configuration of Crystal Media Sound devices but if you do not wish to use it it can be removed through the system comfig utulity
  John S  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd: based on 26 votes with 11 user comments. 14 users think RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving RunDll32 cmicnfg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RunDll32 cmicnfg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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