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Is WUDFHost.exe safe?

WUDFHost.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WUDFHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


WUDFHost.exe file information

The process known as Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: WUDFHost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WUDFHost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 146,432 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 142,336 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wudfhost.exe.html 
The program is not visible. WUDFHost.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify WUDFHost.exe related errors

If WUDFHost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 229,888 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The WUDFHost.exe file is not a Windows core file.

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

Runs on SVR 2003 as well, seems to be used by ABB 800XA automation software - runs about 10 copies at once.
  dave  
I found it after I installed Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14
   
Agree with Another Berhnard, this is on XP and is present when Galaxy S2 plugged in and removes itself on disconnection. I think it messes with my keyboard though, I get things like that happen when it is running and not when it isn't.
  Mike Russell  
Not dangerous. Runs when my samsung phone is plugged into the computer
  rufinmusic  
This file is a windws process that indexes all media to add it to windows media player - the service is cpu intensive,but on completion it should standby and resources return to normal. It is Possiby too cpu intensive for notebooks not using 15/7 processors, Even 17 laptops will report 30% cpu use over 8 logical cores - so this is not light to say the least.
  EMC  
File will run when the computer is connected via MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) to another device. Runs when my samsung phone is plugged into the computer.
  Paweł  
service starts when i connect my DROID phone. seems harmless (WinXP)
  zhopa  
On XP SP3 machine, immediately loads on connection of GT-N7100 (Samsung Galaxy Note 2) mobile phone. Process cannot be ended via Task Manager, but disappears on disconnection of phone.
  AndyH55  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WUDFHost.exe: based on 139 votes with 9 reviews.
94 users think WUDFHost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 11 users think it's probably harmless. 19 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 8 users think WUDFHost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 30 users don't grade WUDFHost.exe ("not sure about it").


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