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What is WUDFSvc.dll?

WUDFSvc.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 WUDFSvc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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WUDFSvc.dll file information

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

Description: WUDFSvc.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WUDFSvc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,808 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 55,296 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wudfsvc.dll.html 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The WUDFSvc.dll file is a Microsoft signed file. The software is not active. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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User Comments

Microsoft Net Framework
  juergen  
usually, wudfsvc.dll is a process belonging to the the Microsoft Windows® Operating System program . wudfsvc.dll is a User-mode Driver Framework Service from Microsoft Corporation belonging to the Microsoft Windows® Operating System. wudfsvc.dll should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly.
  Warranty  
wudfsvc.dll is a User-mode Driver Framework Service\r from Microsoft Corporation\r belonging to the Microsoft® Windows® Operating System\r
   
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WUDFSvc.dll
  Moses  
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Service
   
wudfsvc.dll is a User-mode Driver Framework Service from Microsoft Corporation belonging to the Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. wudfsvc.dll should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly.
  Dr. Ashley   (further information)
Microsoft Operating System. wudfsvc.dll is safe and should not be disabled.
  Daffy  

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Summary: Average user rating of WUDFSvc.dll: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 7 users think WUDFSvc.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade WUDFSvc.dll ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving WUDFSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WUDFSvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the WUDFSvc.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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