wfdmgr.exe - Is wfdmgr.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wfdmgr.exe?
Purpose of wfdmgr.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. wfdmgr.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
wfdmgr.exe is a file that would have arrived on your computer most likely without you even knowing. Verify the disk location below. This file is known as a virus, and it takes advantage of the LSASS security hole. This is actually known as virus or worm name Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.c and it is part of the Mytob worm variant. Everyone has different names for this worm or virus, so you will find various names depending upon who names it. This wfdmgr.exe file will appear in your startup list in many different places, you will find it at HKCU\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, and several other locations, so search your registry to get this cleaned up. The old Mytob file was named msnmsgr.exe and located in your system folder, this new name will also be in your system folder. If you have this you should take action immediately. Visit wfdmgr.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the wfdmgr.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found in your system folder, or system32 folder.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, wfdmgr.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. wfdmgr.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is wfdmgr.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wfdmgr.exe?
        Yes, I would remove wfdmgr.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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    wfdmgr.exe is a file that would have arrived on your computer most likely without you even knowing. Verify the disk location below. This file is known as a virus, and it takes advantage of the LSASS security hole. This is actually known as virus or worm name Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.c and it is part of the Mytob worm variant. Everyone has different names for this worm or virus, so you will find various names depending upon who names it. This wfdmgr.exe file will appear in your startup list in many different places, you will find it at HKCU\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, and several other locations, so search your registry to get this cleaned up. The old Mytob file was named msnmsgr.exe and located in your system folder, this new name will also be in your system folder. If you have this you should take action immediately. This file will be found in your system folder, or system32 folder. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.