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What is hfs.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 hfs.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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Hfs.exe file information

Here is some of what is known about the hfs.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Hfs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hfs.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 572,928 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 514,560 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hfs.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. Hfs.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If hfs.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 524,800 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Hfs.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If hfs.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 511,488 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Hfs.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

HFS file server process, a delphi standalone open source appz to make a secured server ( login,pass, uploads on your drives)and share your files on the web
  jerome  

Summary: Average user rating of hfs.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks hfs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.


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Best practices for resolving hfs issues

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