How to remove the wdfmgr32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wdfmgr32.exe as malware.

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Wdfmgr32.exe file information

The process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Wdfmgr32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wdfmgr32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,236 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 5,204 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Wdfmgr32.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the wdfmgr32.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.


User Comments

It seems fishy. it was recently installed in my computer and lately i've been getting a lot of viruses and trojans. might be a backdoor worm?

Summary: Average user rating of wdfmgr32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving wdfmgr32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wdfmgr32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wdfmgr32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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