What is Configuration Utility.exe? Should I remove it?

Configuration Utility.exe is a file or a process that might be associated with malware

Configuration Utility.exe is an executable file that you might find on your Windows computer. Alternatively, it can also represent a background process that could be visible within the Task Manager. The file uses a relatively broad term in its name, hence it can be a dependency of many different programs, some of which could be potentially malicious. Hence a thorough investigation is required for correct diagnostics about the file's safety.

Name ConfigurationUtility.exe
Type Application files, malware files
Location If the file is legitimate, it should be running from C:\Program Files folder. Other locations such as C\:Windows should not be used by application files
Danger Might be related to Lacon worm
Removal If malicious, the file needs to be eliminated with anti-malware software such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner
System fix If malware damaged Windows system files, use ReimageIntego to fix them

The Configuration Utility.exe file could be installed and used by W32.HLLW.Lacon worm, which targets Windows operating systems. Worms can be particularly malicious infections as they do not require to be executed in order to infect various applications or/and system files.

It mostly spreads via the following channels:

  • peer-to-peer networks and pirated program websites;
  • malicious spam email attachments and hyperlinks;
  • mIRC or other chatting platforms.

Once executed, the virus would run a message on users' machines on the 10th day of every month, which reads “Your Angry Computer. All I do is work, work, work… I quit!” If you have seen such a message, you should not delay removing all the malware that is present on the device.

The easiest way to do that is by scanning your computer with powerful anti-virus software, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. These programs would also indicate whether or not the unknown process is malicious or not. You can also use ReimageIntego to clean your web browsers and repair damaged system files after malware is deleted from Windows.

Sometimes a presence of Configuration Utility.exe does not mean that your computer is infected. It might have been 

It can be an essential system file or a file installed by harmless legitimate software and therefore may not pose any threat to your privacy and the system. Although such cases are quite rare, you should thoroughly examine background processes before completely deleting or leaving any of them on the system.

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