How to remove an sfa error
The free file information forum can help you determine if sfa.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Sfa.exe file information
Description: sfa.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 280,824 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 280,312 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File sfa.exe is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. sfa.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.
You can also do the following:
- visit the Filefacts support page
- find out if there is a newer version available
- uninstall the associated program
(Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Smart File Advisor)
Recommended: Identify sfa.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sfa.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sfa.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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