How to remove an MpFirewall error
MpFirewall.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 OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if MpFirewall.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
MpFirewall.sys file information
The process known as McAfee Personal Firewall Driver or McAfee Personal Firewall Plus (version 6.1, 5.0) or MPFIREWL belongs to software McAfee Personal Firewall or McAfee Personal Firewall Plus or MPFIREWL by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or McAfee Security (www.mcafee.com).
Description: MpFirewall.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 80,640 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 67,584 bytes and 5 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. MpFirewall.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You might want to uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall Plus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
Recommended: Identify MpFirewall.sys related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MpFirewall.sys, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MpFirewall.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.
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