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How to remove the WinFirewall virus


Most antivirus programs identify WinFirewall.exe as malware, such as Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Cosmu.aght.
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WinFirewall.exe file information

The process known as Windows Firewall appears to belong to software Microsoft by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: WinFirewall.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WinFirewall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 294,912 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winfirewall.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. WinFirewall.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify WinFirewall.exe related errors

If WinFirewall.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 758,272 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The WinFirewall.exe file is not a Windows system file. WinFirewall.exe is able to hide itself.

If WinFirewall.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 758,272 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The WinFirewall.exe file is not a Windows core file. WinFirewall.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: You should check the WinFirewall.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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