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Is ZCfgSvc.exe safe?

ZCfgSvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ZCfgSvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ZCfgSvc.exe file information

The process known as ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Zero Config Service or Intel R PROSet/Wireless Zero Config Service

belongs to software ZeroCfgSvc Application or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi or Intel® Network Connections or Intel® PROSet/Wireless or mZConfig or ZeroCfgSvc MFC Application or Intel R PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

by Intel (www.intel.com) or Intel R .

Description: ZCfgSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ZCfgSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 667,718 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 389,120 bytes and 26 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/zcfgsvc.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). ZCfgSvc.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with ZCfgSvc.exe, you can also visit the www.intel.com support page, update the program to the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Intel Zero Config MFC Application or Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi).

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If ZCfgSvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 376,832 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 639,040 bytes and 10 more variants. The ZCfgSvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. ZCfgSvc.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. ZCfgSvc.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs.

If ZCfgSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 639,040 bytes. The program is not visible. The ZCfgSvc.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. ZCfgSvc.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ZCfgSvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ZCfgSvc.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.


User Comments

I work on computers, and for any computer with less than 1GB of RAM or an older processor I recommend running msconfig.exe and removing this from statup. However, if you're not good with computers Do not do this yourself. Doing this may cause side affects that are quickly solved by somebody who knows what hey are doing, but which can make life miserable for anybody who doesn't. After all, it is part of your wireless configuration.
  Peter Hubbell A+ Certified  
I uninstalled the ENTIRE intel wireless manager because it was asking for some crazy access code and basically not working. I then let windows detect the wireless card and choose the driver from the driver subdirectory on my computer. It works without the intel stuff and just windows wireless.
It will not let me connect to the internet.
ZCfgSvc.exe is a required file for wireless management software.
it is an Intel wifi driver and my laptop has an Atheros card, which explains why it uses almost no resources, a nessesary driver if i had an Intel wifi
  David Ewoldt  
Its not malware or a virus, but a driver for an early model wireless network card. This driver is only useful for early model Inspiron's and gets installed by mistake quitte often. I did it once and it took me 13 hrs of windows not loading and 98-100% CPU clogging to find that simple problem. Like I said, its not harmful for your computer but it definately ranks high in human health concerns...LOL Just delete it, download the right wireless driver needed-BOOM away she goes once more..
Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration Sevice. Part of Windows wireless drivers, NOT Intel PROset wireless utilities with which it actually conflicts. Disable this via services.msc if using Intel drivers, or vice versa. Source: IT Analyst since 1998
Yay Tomasso Motorini. Your solution worked wonders
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ZCfgSvc.exe: based on 74 votes with 9 reviews.
26 users think ZCfgSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think it's probably harmless. 21 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 8 users think ZCfgSvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 15 users don't grade ZCfgSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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