This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically
so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f
urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
This startup is part of Intel's ProSET utilities and is installed by the drivers for many of the Intel wireless network cards. This startup is essential to the proper functioning of many of the Intel ProSET utilities. These System Tray ProSET utilities are a must if you are using your wireless connection, if only so you know when the signal is fading or dropping. The problem is that, in some PCs, ZCFGSVC can be badly behaved, taking up to 100% of CPU time and therefore resulting in an extremely slow PC, preventing the installation of software or Windows updates, or causing Not Responding or End this Program shutdown problems. If you experience this, first try installing the latest drivers from Intel or your laptop manufacturer. If that still does not resolve the problem and you have WinXP/2003, try setting the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service to disabled.
This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
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This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or
the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications,
although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs
that are currently running - not necessarily at startup.
Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation,
please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.
An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
If in doubt, don't do anything.