Is cfgwiz.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of cfgwiz.exe:









File purpose and description:

This file may been preinstalled on your computer when you purchased it, or it may have also been installed by you. This file location is also shown below, verifying the location is important as this can help identify if it is spyware or virus related, since many spyware and virus programs attempt to hide by naming the programs similiar to known programs and just locating them elsewhere on your hard drive. This Alaunch program will be found on Acer computers and its known as the Acer Launch program. This file is considered safe and is not considered to be spyware or virus related. This file is part of your Norton anti-virus products. This is used for the security of your system, and if you have installed Norton anti-virus, then most likely you will see this file in your task list. This file is considered a safe file, it is not known to be malware or virus related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
cfgwiz.exe

File type:
This is an executable program from Norton Anti Virus.

File or folder location:
This location is in your startup at "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\CfgWiz.exe" /GUID


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, cfgwiz.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of cfgwiz.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!