What is wf2k.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 wf2k.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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Wf2k.exe file information

The process known as WinFox II belongs to software WinFox V2.0(Windows (version 95/98//ME/2000/XP)) by Leadtek Research (

Description: Wf2k.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wf2k.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,183,744 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,486,848 bytes or 1,310,720 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Wf2k.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as wf2k.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wf2k.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

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  Christian Heß  
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Die wf2k.exe Datei ist nur für das Programm Winfox 2.0 maßgebend, damit dieses Programm voll funktiosfähig ist. Sollte man mal die Dienste einmal nicht benötigen, kann man mit der rechten Maustaste unte in der Taskleiste ganz rechts auf das Winfox Icon klicken und dann auf *Deinstallieren / Beenden klicken. Dadurch wird die Datei wf2k.exe beendet.
  Frank Z.  

Summary: Average user rating of wf2k.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think wf2k.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving wf2k issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wf2k. 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.

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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the wf2k.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.

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