CWS shredder and smcfg.exe

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by ghodgson, May 8, 2004.

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  1. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Dear Wilders, I ran CWS shredder on my WIN XP system tonight and it came up with a file C\Windows\smcfg.exe which it says 'maybe' a file from CWS 3, and to post this finding in the forum if I am unsure about it. So can anybody throw any light on this file please?.
    Thanks Gordon
     
  2. Unzy

    Unzy Registered Member

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    Hi ghodgson,

    Very wise of you to ask this here :)

    smcfg.exe is a legit file (modem driver) and has been flagged before when running the shredder.

    It is however a legit file

    The reason the shredder could detect this is because of a certain CWS variant using random .exe's. That's why sometimes a legit odd looking file (according to shredder) could pop up, while running the shredder.

    We'll make sure to add it to the safe list :)

    Thnx!

    Take care

    Cheers,
     
  3. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Dear Unzy,
    Many thanks for your support. I am glad I didnt fix it!!
    Thanks again, Gordon :D
     
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