What is wowfx.dll?

Wowfx.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if wowfx.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Wowfx.dll file information

The wowfx.dll process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: Wowfx.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wowfx.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 57,856 bytes, 18,944 bytes, 57,344 bytes or 56,832 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The wowfx.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name wowfx.dll, for example Trojan:Win32/Warece.B (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Win32.BHO.glw or Trojan.Win32.Pakes.kqc (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the wowfx.dll 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

Ich habe nun schon ca. 100 Vuris meldungen bekommen. Mein Computer war über die nacht hin ausgeschaltet und als ich ihn am frühen morgen für weitere Büro-Arbeiten Anschaltete, kamen all diese Meldungen. Ich benutze AntiVir Guard und bin ziemlich vertraut mit diesem Programm. Naja Meine eigendlich Frage ist : Kann ich diese wowxf.dll Datei von meiner Festplatte löschen oder ist sie für irgendetwas notwendig ? MfG

Summary: Average user rating of wowfx.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think wowfx.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wowfx issues

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