What is HCF_MSFT?

HCF_MSFT.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 HCF_MSFT.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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HCF_MSFT.sys file information

The process known as Modem belongs to software Modem by Conexant (

Description: The original HCF_MSFT.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. HCF_MSFT.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 907,456 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. HCF_MSFT.sys is a Windows system file. The HCF_MSFT.sys file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. HCF_MSFT.sys is a Microsoft signed file. There is no detailed description of this service. HCF_MSFT.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Driver for conexant mdp3900uv fax modem(dell fax data modem)
  Chuck Lotts  
it is a modem program

Summary: Average user rating of HCF_MSFT.sys: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving HCF_MSFT issues

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