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File: SCRCFG.ini

Location of SCRCFG.ini and Associated Malware

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

SCRCFG.ini file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\SCRCFG.ini

If you find SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.ini file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of SCRCFG.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
710BC4E63FF01653B54B289FDED20C5EEFDec 18, 2009
717E5A82378C048A603B7174BEAC324895Dec 22, 2009
71B122C0E96111C3A8E82B6F1357B7F261Dec 24, 2009
71DE6DCFA08F699B7D0A300E9639DCC22DDec 28, 2009
710E6F924EB57D61402E22A96FE66F9B1DDec 29, 2009
71DBE38400519DAB085B55AB897EA743FEJan 2, 2010
711375BF9E136371E58BE70043A24B9A91Jan 11, 2010
711DD2B10D29C81C040E41E05B3BAE49ACJan 18, 2010
7130F8AE6A73993C320A4A47951640610EJan 20, 2010
711DD950A8B7A3A13FBB78F6DB0569FFB8Jan 20, 2010
71CBE7704BAA31991836A6FCCB5B7DF65CJan 22, 2010
71CCC2D5E90F64BC917682AD397D52284EJan 27, 2010
54E9ADD5056ADE5BFF7055133AAB935568Jan 28, 2010
711CACA2FD1B09DD0441884B73324C2375Mar 3, 2010
718D00452D15864B5576D7CACED4307B85Mar 17, 2010
71E024CC2CB5B14634D7D9B41D16E8BE28Mar 30, 2010
71476DDFCA81CE279C13C5733510ED27B2May 1, 2010
71AE5A7DE2984AC8BAE0578847FAB3A3C3May 8, 2010
71E5D54A15CD040E60EAB3F3CBAC3B7207May 9, 2010
71AE7E02D005E897D83630B59F329A47EDAug 11, 2010
713DE315F642C6F7E1474A95D613369BDBAug 13, 2010
717297AFBE967B290FA838C3693098D878Sep 7, 2010
54A5FEEFE9CBF7602DD1DE394C77C7C5F4Sep 8, 2010
71C828DD33217AD4F06431970291E0BA64Oct 1, 2010
710C35388062BDDE82353ABC45AB03B662Oct 27, 2010
71B565D1B1D911C472BAEB6DC2519F6117Oct 30, 2010
5456CAE935665B962C701277E20B70CDBCNov 11, 2010
71E2D3C97E200256838AC452B76A659189Dec 2, 2010
71067BC69F2F94B91AAF5864DCF410D31BDec 14, 2010
54F62F045CB60F5D1DD3045183BE0E121DDec 28, 2010
712D1C3CD99F841F26BB021684C763D1F6Feb 14, 2011
7151EC8FE69239F408A546C9292996F825Mar 6, 2011
71F0A3B119C9B2D5C346CBDA9732F43D15Mar 10, 2011
71DC2FF967E72035B162F3EFFF30096F14Mar 29, 2011
71AE19B76CC0BB682E1E8467D9F817BF96Apr 15, 2011
71E3CCBD6313F060402C1D9F7B1C2CF1AFApr 25, 2011
71A89B44C9725FF6C61346C45BC0D52DC9Jun 8, 2011
716AC5195F078DEEA74C62942D9389DA1BJul 8, 2011
71684F182D1F4E61FE4EEE5B7CFD815375Jul 13, 2011
7132527385FA3150A79D7A8B5F3F56299CAug 9, 2011
7122094F3C61B7572A477D89528C1B9662Oct 24, 2011
71DD7DFD7C989BE64FAED04FF6D62A8741Nov 2, 2011
711249B6844000B4BCC1B3D119546EE16CJan 13, 2012
715E8E6140ABD16E1ABA6D879FDAB92CA0Apr 27, 2012
71E242F68B05510886143C9068E347870EJul 29, 2012
71D9C9940CE93EF6C008069DCF384FFC19Nov 26, 2012

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 SCRCFG.ini^

  1. To enable deleting the SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.ini and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.ini and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.ini. The name of the first found registry value referencing SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.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 SCRCFG.ini and Associated Malware.