What is wfica32.exe?

The genuine wfica32.exe file is a software component of Citrix ICA Client by Citrix.
The Citrix ICA Client is a part of a technology that provides server-based computing services to any type of client device. Wfica32.exe represents each individual virtual connection made through the Citrix ICA Client. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Citrix ICA Client offers a port to devices requiring server-based computing or cloud-computing services, enabling clients to run software without downloading it. The client can be installed and run from any personal computer, Windows-based terminal, network computer, or any type of appliance, allowing the user to access and interact with 32-bit Windows-based and Java applications that are completely centrally managed. Citrix Systems, Inc. is an American company that develops software solutions in networking, application and desktop virtualization, server technology, cloud-based computing, and offers software as a service (SaaS). Citrix was established in 1989, originally as Citrus, by Ed Iacobucci, a former IBM developer. The company soon developed Citrix Multiuser, a port for OS/2, which used Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) that allowed multiple simultaneous users to access server applications, even from computers not built to run OS/2. Citrix currently employs 9,000 people and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

WFICA32 stands for Windows Foundation Class Application for Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) Client Engine (32-bit)

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 wfica32.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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Wfica32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wfica32
Wfica32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Citrix ICA Client Engine (Win32) or Citrix HDX Engine belongs to software MetaFrame Presentation Server or Citrix Receiver or Citrix Presentation Server by Citrix Systems (

Description: Wfica32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wfica32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 823,568 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 1,586,520 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Wfica32.exe is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Wfica32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with wfica32.exe, you can also search the support area on the Citrix website, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Online Plug-in or MetaFrame Presentation Server).

Recommended: Identify wfica32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wfica32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wfica32.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

Citrix is cool wit me yo. I can git my stuff from anywhere. Go ahead git yo fix. Go ahead, try some. It aint gonna hurt it
  Howie Feldersnatch  
used to open citrix apps when your browser won't work correctly
On our systems, it runs with Cirtix ICA client
The wfica32.exe is a process that belongs to the Citrix ICA client, usually used in a corporate environment for remote access to server applications.
Belongs to citrix
wfica32.exe is a process belonging to the Citrix ICA Client remote desktop tool.

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Summary: Average user rating of wfica32.exe: based on 11 votes with 6 user comments. 9 users think wfica32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving wfica32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wfica32. 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 wfica32.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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