How to remove the smcfg virus

Most antivirus programs identify smcfg.exe as malware.

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Smcfg.exe file information

The process known as smcfg appears to belong to software Modem by unknown.

Description: Smcfg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Smcfg.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 77,824 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Smcfg.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The smcfg.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the smcfg.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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Summary: Average user rating of smcfg.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks smcfg.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving smcfg issues

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