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What is cfgwzsvc.exe?

Part of Internet Security by Symantec

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How does cfgwzsvc.exe run?

Service - cfgwzsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'CfgWzSvc' (Symantec Client Firewall Configuration). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Symantec Client Firewall Configuration runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the cfgwzsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of cfgwzsvc.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cfgwzsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU74.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 296 KB RAM1.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec client security\symantec client firewall\cfgwzsvc.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: cfgwzsvc.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Internet Security
Description: Configuration Wizard Service
Product version: 8.6
Size: 85.63 KB
Original file name: CfgWzSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/8/2004
Expiration date: 11/21/2005

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000302504%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000228118%
User CPU: 0.00000743862207%
Privileged CPU time: 46.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 12.89 MB
Peak committed memory: 15.03 MB
Paged memory: 296 KB
Peak paged memory: 360 KB
Paged system memory: 26.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.29 KB
Working set memory: 1.32 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.34 MB
Min working set memory: 1.32 MB
Private memory: 296 KB
Page faults: 425
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 64.04 KB
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 12 Bytes
Total other operations: 78
Total other transfer: 1.39 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 25
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\CfgWzSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Symantec Client Firewall Configuration
Service name: CfgWzSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Activates Symantec Client Firewall configuration”

Image hashes

MD5: 8d5a1631fb46b60ab85493e209cbfaae
SHA-1: 5a55feb8ccc6392670818a83fbc95529764ec6c8

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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