What is WFWIZ.exe?

The genuine WFWIZ.exe file is a software component of WinFast Schedule by Leadtek Research.
WinFast Schedule is a TV tuner scheduler and remote control driver. Leadtek is a Taiwanese company that was founded in 1986 and focuses on research and development of the design and manufacture of graphics cards and associated software.

WFWiz stands for WinFast Wizard

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 WFWIZ.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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WFWIZ.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WFWIZ
WFWIZ.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WinFast Wizard belongs to software WinFast Wizard or WinFast PVR by Leadtek Research (

Description: WFWIZ.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WFWIZ.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFTVFM\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,312 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 180,224 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows core file. WFWIZ.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWinFast PVR or WinFast PVR2.

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If WFWIZ.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 2,920,448 bytes. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The WFWIZ.exe file is not a Windows core file. WFWIZ.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

WinFast Wizard
  LoS   (further information)
Launch application for Leadtek WinFast TV adapter
Dock Icon for the WinFast TV functions. Not a spyware
  Marcus Brito  
WinFast PVR software
  Jordan G.  
Is from Leadtek video card software
Not a spyware, Leadtek WinFast software launcher.
When you set winfast TV tuner to record a program this program runs and starts the recording at the set time.

Summary: Average user rating of WFWIZ.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 7 users think WFWIZ.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving WFWIZ issues

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