How to remove the wmpscfgs virus

Most antivirus programs identify wmpscfgs.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_COSMU.AG or WORM_SDBOT.XMK, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Cosmu.fed or Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Cycler.ojo.

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Wmpscfgs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wmpscfgs
Wmpscfgs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Portable NX appears to belong to software PNX by Portable Library.

Description: Wmpscfgs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wmpscfgs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 27,648 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The process is a hidden stealth process. Wmpscfgs.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the wmpscfgs.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 wmpscfgs issues

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