How to remove the syscfg32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify syscfg32.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.YSR, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Rbot.gen or Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot!E8DA.

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Syscfg32.exe file information

The process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Syscfg32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Syscfg32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,537 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 35,328 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Syscfg32.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous.

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If syscfg32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 1,349,652 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Syscfg32.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The syscfg32.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

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Important: You should check the syscfg32.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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Best practices for resolving syscfg32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active syscfg32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the syscfg32.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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