Thank you for your question.
There is not a lot of info on this, but a search of Google (Usenet)
groups provides an answer:
"...Subject: 1XConfig.exe what is this?
System Tray background task which gets installed by the drivers for
Shuttle Technology products (now part of SCM MicroSystems). SCM
MicroSystems is an OEM manufacturer - that is, it makes/assembles the
original products which are then sold under various badges by other
companies (e.g. DataFab,Hewlett-Packard, Apple, etc..). The products
include USB card readers, USB CD-Writers, USB Zip or Flash Drives, USB
LS-120 drives, etc.. ICONFIG sits in the System Tray and its sole
purpose seems to be to provide connection and status info about your
On some systems, and depending on which reselling manufacturer has
adapted the original drivers, ICONFIG hogs resources and also causes
crashes. Disable with The Ultimate Troubleshooter if you have
Another thread relates it to WiFi:
"...There is a file, 1XConfig.exe in c:\windows\system32 directory.
In the description it said, this file is for 802.1x. How is this file
relative to 802.1x authentication? Is possible to use 1XConfig.exe
instead of clicking the balloon for entering username and password?.."
This would make sense as well. In any case, folks on the 'Net are so
quick to post results of tests such as HiJack This, that if this was
more than an innocuous program, there would be much more information
to be found. It is not even listed on the following page that lists
stratup programs and defines those that can cause problems:
It is a very helpful and interesting site.
If you care to check further, search for 1xconfig.exe on your machine.
Then right click and go to "properties". Verify the manufacturer and
other data for this executable from there.
I trust my research has provided you with a useful answer. If a link
above should fail to work or anything require further explanation or
research, please do post a Request for Clarification prior to rating
the answer and closing the question and I will be pleased to assist