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 VistaFirewallControl.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.
Description: VistaFirewallControl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VistaFirewallControl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 688,128 bytes.
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. VistaFirewallControl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.
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If VistaFirewallControl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 1,229,824 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. VistaFirewallControl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VistaFirewallControl.exe. Therefore, you should check the VistaFirewallControl.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 VistaFirewallControl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
To help you analyze the VistaFirewallControl.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.