What is wfxsvc.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 wfxsvc.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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Wfxsvc.exe file information

The process known as Symantec WinFax PRO NT Service belongs to software Symantec WinFax PRO by Symantec (

Description: Wfxsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wfxsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 129,536 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 123,904 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The wfxsvc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

WFXSVC.EXE is a process belonging to Symantec WinFax and operates as the core service for this application. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Gabriel-Paul Dumitra   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of wfxsvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think wfxsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving wfxsvc issues

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