What is esif_uf.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 esif_uf.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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Esif_uf.exe file information

The process known as Intel® Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework belongs to software Intel® Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework or ESIF Upper Framework Service by Intel (

Description: Esif_uf.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Esif_uf.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,392,792 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 1,037,568 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The esif_uf.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Esif_uf.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as esif_uf.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the esif_uf.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.


User Comments

Ob der Dienst läuft oder nicht, hat keinen bemerkbaren Einfluss auf das System. Das Programm stürzte jedoch ständig ab, weshalb ich es deaktiviert habe.
This service appears to be crashing very regularly and when it does so it takes focus away from the window I am working in. It is very frustrating when I am typing. I only found out about it because I was copying something when it happened, and the clipboard contained "[Window Title] esif_assist_64.exe [Main Instruction] esif_assist_64.exe has stopped working [Content] Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... [Cancel]" I have stopped the service to prevent this.
  Gary Johnson  

Summary: Average user rating of esif_uf.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving esif_uf issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with esif_uf. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the esif_uf.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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