What is firewall.exe?
Firewall.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if firewall.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Firewall.exe file information
The process known as Foxie Firewall or Ashampoo FireWall PRO (version 1.14) belongs to software The Shield Firewall or Ashampoo FireWall or Ashampoo FireWall PRO or Foxie Privacy, Security by NextAisle or ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (www.ashampoo.com) or Team Foxie.
Description: Firewall.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file firewall.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 425,729 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 396,005 bytes and 24 more variants.
There is no file information. The firewall.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. Firewall.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If firewall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 3,543,552 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 405,504 bytes and 8 more variants.
The program has a visible window. Firewall.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file.
Firewall.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
In case of problems with firewall.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Ashampoo FireWall PRO or Ashampoo FireWall).
If firewall.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 78,336 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The firewall.exe file is not a Windows system file. firewall.exe seems to be a compressed file.
If firewall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 1,691,833 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Protection" definitely not required. Added by the ELIPTER.A WORM!
Important: Some malware also uses the file name firewall.exe, for example BKDR_Generic or BKDR_POEBOT.AHA (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Win32.Nepoe.ai or Worm.Win32.AutoIt.agl (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the firewall.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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