"msconfig.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "msconfig.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "msconfig.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "msconfig.exe" process?

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A

"msconfig.exe - System Configuration Utility" process represents the System Configuration Utility program you are running on the desktop.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "msconfig.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name    PID   Memory   Description

msconfig.exe  2608  1,608 K  System Configuration Utility

Additional information about "msconfig.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\System32\msconfig.exe
   
Started by: explorer.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   C:\Windows\System32\en-US
   C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat

Registry keys: 
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

"msconfig.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "msconfig.exe" process. It will go away after you close the "System Configuration Utility" program.

 

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