What is DetectaFirewall.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DetectaFirewall.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DetectaFirewall.exe file information

The process known as DetectaFirewall.exe belongs to software CONTPAQ i® Formatos Digitales by unknown.

Description: DetectaFirewall.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DetectaFirewall.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 766,464 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,270,272 bytes or 324,608 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The DetectaFirewall.exe file is not a Windows core file. DetectaFirewall.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) completely remove CONTPAQ i® Formatos Digitales (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) use the software publisher's support.

Recommended: Identify DetectaFirewall.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DetectaFirewall.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DetectaFirewall.exe 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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Best practices for resolving DetectaFirewall issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DetectaFirewall. 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 DetectaFirewall.exe 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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