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File: cnsmincg.ini

Location of cnsmincg.ini and Associated Malware

Check whether cnsmincg.ini is present in the following locations:

cnsmincg.ini file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\CnsMinCg.ini
  • C:\Windows\downlo~1\cnsmincg.ini

If you find cnsmincg.ini file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The cnsmincg.ini file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of cnsmincg.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
11029543966EAEF0073533C31FEDC4F3452F1May 10, 2010
11029FAB56B1750242A22C70B7F8A7A47018EMay 15, 2010
1102994CFAD035F4DCF04899EF0F51D655A6BJun 20, 2010
11029FE141EEB16B5801B066AC8DFF329AD09Jul 15, 2010
11029FE3C46480145C26E0C7D5D17052AAAA0Jul 22, 2010
11029A86848C156429ED1E9659803E8E4F297Oct 2, 2010
11029C772BB2149BED9B095BED0BAC8DD65EDNov 1, 2010
1102948FFD08170F11849199AB80E54648212Nov 17, 2010
110293C1BCDA81BC9EA49FFCA93A0412E7DF5Jan 20, 2011
11029C8A1132DF776F7DA35F5EC7B626402B1Apr 28, 2011
11029E04E1EC9117D4B601037109BB56C300AJun 25, 2011
110295E97892A5BF48236BEC45A400892CEF1Jul 3, 2011
110291F5196098EB6ED15BC70B3BA2DD9EA4EAug 1, 2012
1102986C7FE499861B017564588B8EAA0DC6EAug 27, 2014
1102944B15EFEBFEE66D48BBCC0F09E3A60D1Feb 25, 2010
231732588DB0255AA22FD8935B26E9E479Mar 7, 2010
1102954CC5EE98A0298754928C0B316F13FA8Oct 8, 2011

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove cnsmincg.ini^

  1. To enable deleting the cnsmincg.ini file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select cnsmincg.ini and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of cnsmincg.ini and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of cnsmincg.ini and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of cnsmincg.ini will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of cnsmincg.ini will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a cnsmincg.ini malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type cnsmincg.ini. The name of the first found registry value referencing cnsmincg.ini is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to cnsmincg.ini, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of cnsmincg.ini and Associated Malware.