What is xferwan.exe?

The genuine xferwan.exe file is a software component of Centennial Discovery by Centennial Software.
The transfer agent for Centennial Discovery, this process runs in the background and allows files to be transferred across a network managed by the Centennial Discovery Suite. Centennial Discovery tracks all software and packages installed on each individual PC and tracks changes. Distributed originally by Centennial Software, FrontRange acquired Centennial in 2008 and maintains legacy support.

XferWAN stands for Xfer (Transfer) Wide Area Network

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 xferwan.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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Xferwan.exe file information

The process known as Centennial Discovery® Client Agent or Centennial Discovery or FrontRange Discovery Client Agent belongs to software Centennial Discovery or FrontRange Discovery by Centennial Software ( or FrontRange Solutions USA or Centennial UK (

Description: Xferwan.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xferwan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 303,104 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The xferwan.exe file is not a Windows system file. Xferwan.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify xferwan.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xferwan.exe. Therefore, you should check the xferwan.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

Trojan! as TR/Genlot.QM.1 detected by Antivir
This is used by Tivoli License Manager. We moved off this product yet it still is pervasive in ouir network. Anyone have luck removing it?
  Brandon Rockwell   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of xferwan.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving xferwan issues

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