How to remove an afd error
Afd.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if afd.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Afd.sys file information
The process known as Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock or AFD belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock or AFD Networking Support Environment or Omgeving voor AFD-netwerkondersteuning or Ancilliary Function Driver for Winsock by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: afd.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 138,496 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 131,968 bytes and 6 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. Afd.sys is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. File afd.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. afd.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as afd.sys, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the afd.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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