What is Firewall.exe?

The genuine Firewall.exe file is a software component of Ashampoo Firewall by Ashampoo.
Firewall.exe is an executable file that is part of Ashampoo Firewall, an Internet security program that blocks unwanted access to systems. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Ashampoo Firewall is a now-defunct program that was developed and released originally as a free download by Foxie in 2004. While being criticized for its adware content, rights to development of the product were bought by Ashampoo in 2006 and the program was sold as part of their product arsenal. The program features basic firewall mechanisms, limited to protecting ports and resisting automatic termination. Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that designs, develops and distributes software products for the Windows operating system. The company is well known for its flagship product, Ashampoo WinOptimizer, as well as the burning program, Ashampoo Burning Studio, photo editing software, Ashampoo Photo Commander, and the screen capture program, Ashampoo Snap. The company was founded in 1999 by Rolf Hilchner and is currently based in Oldenburg, Germany.

Firewall stands for Ashampoo Firewall

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 Firewall.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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Firewall.exe file information

The process known as AutoIt v3 Script or Ashampoo FireWall PRO (version 1.14)

belongs to software Ashampoo FireWall PRO or Ashampoo FireWall or AutoIt v3 Script or The Shield Firewall

by AutoIt Team or ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG ( or NextAisle.

Description: Firewall.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Firewall.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,543,552 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 3,251,800 bytes, 405,504 bytes or 118,274 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The Firewall.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is a file with no information about its developer. Firewall.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with Firewall.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > The Shield Firewall or Ashampoo FireWall PRO).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name Firewall.exe, for example TROJ_SPNR.08G712 or TROJ_GEN.R000C0FAE15 (detected by TrendMicro), and Infostealer.Limitail or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). 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.


User Comments

Ashampoo FireWall
  ArieA   (further information)
Belongs to Ashampoo FireWall

Summary: Average user rating of Firewall.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Firewall.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving Firewall issues

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