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 WerFault.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: WerFault.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file WerFault.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 360,448 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 262,496 bytes and 6 more variants.
It is a Windows core system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. WerFault.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If WerFault.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 360,448 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 413,136 bytes, 385,768 bytes or 217,088 bytes. The WerFault.exe file is a Windows core system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. WerFault.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as WerFault.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WerFault.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 WerFault. 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 WerFault.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.