What is wfxctl32.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 wfxctl32.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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Wfxctl32.exe file information

The process known as WFXCTL32.EXE belongs to software Symantec WinFax PRO or WinFax PRO by unknown.

Description: Wfxctl32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wfxctl32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 542,208 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 503,808 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The wfxctl32.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with wfxctl32.exe, you may also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Symantec WinFax PRO or WinFax PRO (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wfxctl32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wfxctl32.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of wfxctl32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving wfxctl32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wfxctl32. 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 wfxctl32.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.

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