What is sysconfig32.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the sysconfig32.exe 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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Sysconfig32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sysconfig32
Sysconfig32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The sysconfig32.exe process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Sysconfig32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sysconfig32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 106,496 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The sysconfig32.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Sysconfig32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.

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If sysconfig32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Sysconfig32.exe is able to manipulate other programs. sysconfig32.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sysconfig32.exe. Therefore, you should check the sysconfig32.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 sysconfig32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sysconfig32. 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 sysconfig32.exe 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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