What is HFNetChkProService.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 HFNetChkProService.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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HFNetChkProService.exe file information

The process known as NetChkPatch Monitor Service or HFNetChkPro Monitor Service belongs to software HfNetChk Application or NetChkPatch Application by Shavlik Technologies (

Description: HFNetChkProService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HFNetChkProService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 857,712 bytes, 861,808 bytes or 730,736 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. HFNetChkProService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with HFNetChkProService.exe, you can completely remove Shavlik NetChk Protect or Shavlik NetChk (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify HFNetChkProService.exe related errors

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

Patch Push Tracker component of HFNetChkPro, a patch monitoring and patch management solution from Shavlik Technologies
  Joris Linssen   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of HFNetChkProService.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think HFNetChkProService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving HFNetChkProService issues

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