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 mfevtps.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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Description: Mfevtps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mfevtps.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 172,416 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 148,520 bytes and 17 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The mfevtps.exe file is not a Windows system file. Mfevtps.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If mfevtps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 141,792 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 167,344 bytes and 5 more variants. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Mfevtps.exe is not a Windows system file. Mfevtps.exe is able to monitor applications.
If mfevtps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 149,032 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 161,168 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Mfevtps.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as mfevtps.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mfevtps.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mfevtps. 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 mfevtps.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.