What is afwcore?

The genuine afwcore.sys file is a software component of Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro by Agnitum.
Afwcore.sys is a system driver that belongs to Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro, a security software that provides a secure firewall and protects systems from incoming targeted attacks. Drivers enable hardware components to communicate with software without additional programming from the software developer. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro features filtering network traffic and provides protection from various kinds of threats such as hackers, data leaks, malware, etc. The program also blacklists malicious websites, blocks harmful content and automatically encrypts IDs and passwords. Agnitum Ltd is a Russian company that develops security solutions for Windows users. The company started off in 1990 by creating anti-trojan and monitoring solutions for home users. It has currently ventured into personal firewall and Internet security with Outpost Firewall Pro as its flagship product. Agnitum is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

AFwCore stands for Agnitum Firewall Core Driver

Afwcore.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 operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if afwcore.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Afwcore.sys file information

The process known as Agnitum Firewall Core Driver belongs to software Outpost Firewall or Outpost Security Suite Pro (version 2009) or Outpost Firewall Pro by Agnitum (

Description: Afwcore.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Afwcore.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 328,296 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 339,584 bytes or 257,304 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The afwcore.sys file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The service has no detailed description. afwcore.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Outpost Firewall Pro or Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009, or ask Support team for help. Go to Outpost Firewall Pro or Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Recommended: Identify afwcore.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as afwcore.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the afwcore.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.


User Comments

part of Outpost security suite
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part of Outpost Security Suite
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Summary: Average user rating of afwcore.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think afwcore.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving afwcore issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with afwcore. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the afwcore.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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