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 wdfmgr.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: Wdfmgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The wdfmgr.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 38,912 bytes (98% of all occurrences), 55,808 bytes and 14 more variants.
The program is not visible. The wdfmgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wdfmgr.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as wdfmgr.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wdfmgr.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 wdfmgr. 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 wdfmgr.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.