What is CFSServ.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 CFSServ.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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CFSServ.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CFSServ
CFSServ.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ConfigFree™ Search for Wireless Devices (version 5.70, 5.90, 6.00, 5.00) belongs to software TOSHIBA ConfigFree by TOSHIBA CORPORATION ( or TOSHIBA (

Description: CFSServ.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file CFSServ.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 798,720 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 794,624 bytes or 548,864 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The CFSServ.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program TOSHIBA ConfigFree using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify CFSServ.exe related errors

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

on a toshiba laptop with wirless card bult in; cfsserv is needed for the program configfree a stylish enterface, easy to use for locating, veiwing, and connecting to wirless networks, although u can view and connect to wireless network in win xp's wireless network connection, properties. with configfree preinstaled worked fine till today, im not sure why but twice before this post, upon logon after reboot CFSServ ( ! ) message box apeared one after another with different error descriptions each. restarted laptop 5 times, first time cfsserv boxes! none till last reboot (in search of why)
if you do not require it for wireless connection you can safety remove the error by following the instructions for - how to remove CFServ error
  Gary Sheffield  
message report on opening page every time I go online
  Linda Hunt  
in CFSServ.exe is een fout opgetreden en moet worden afgesloten

Summary: Average user rating of CFSServ.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade CFSServ.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CFSServ issues

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