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 ZCfgSvc.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.
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® Network Connections or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi or Intel® PROSet/Wireless or mZConfig or support.intel.com/support/index.htm 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 10/8/7/XP are 667,718 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 802,816 bytes and 17 more variants.
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: MACHINE\Run, Run). ZCfgSvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ZCfgSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 639,040 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 376,832 bytes and 7 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 keyboard and mouse 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 keyboard and mouse 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ZCfgSvc. 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.
To help you analyze the ZCfgSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.