What is war-ftpd.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 war-ftpd.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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War-ftpd.exe file information

The process known as War FTP Daemon or WarFTPdv1 belongs to software War FTP Daemon (version 1.70/1.80 series, 1.70 (beta)) by Jgaa's Internet ( or Jarle Aase.

Description: War-ftpd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. War-ftpd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 507,982 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 521,216 bytes or 370,176 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. War-ftpd.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWard180 or War FTP Daemon.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as war-ftpd.exe. Therefore, you should check the war-ftpd.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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Best practices for resolving war-ftpd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with war-ftpd. 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 war-ftpd.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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