cmicnfg.cpl - Is cmicnfg.cpl trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is cmicnfg.cpl?
Purpose of cmicnfg.cpl:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. cmicnfg.cpl

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
Cmicnfg.cpl is an applet file that may have arrived on your computer the day you purchased it, or it may have been installed with any hardware changes you have made. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below. This file is part of CMedia and it is related to their soundcard hardware. This will put an icon in the control panel for the soundcard control. This file is considered safe and is not known to be a spyware or adware related program, as it simply provides access easier to their dictionary page. Visit cmicnfg.cpl for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the cmicnfg.cpl location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program will appear in your startup as: RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd (RunDll32 is a system program that initiates this).


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, cmicnfg.cpl may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. cmicnfg.cpl can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is cmicnfg.cpl spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove cmicnfg.cpl?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Cmicnfg.cpl is an applet file that may have arrived on your computer the day you purchased it, or it may have been installed with any hardware changes you have made. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below. This file is part of CMedia and it is related to their soundcard hardware. This will put an icon in the control panel for the soundcard control. This file is considered safe and is not known to be a spyware or adware related program, as it simply provides access easier to their dictionary page. This program will appear in your startup as: RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd (RunDll32 is a system program that initiates this). Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.