What does the Firewall.exe file do?
The Firewall.exe process is also known as Ashampoo FireWall PRO (Version 1.14) or, as the case may be, AutoIt v3 Script and is a part of Ashampoo FireWall PRO or, as the case may be, The Shield Firewall. This software is produced by ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (www.ashampoo.com) or, as the case may be, NextAisle. An obsolete or defective version of Firewall.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ashampoo FireWall PRO has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ashampoo FireWall PRO has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Firewall.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Firewall.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Firewall.exe Ashampoo FireWall PRO
Firewall.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Firewall.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,251,800 bytes (33% of all these files), 405,504 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,543,552 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Firewall.exe is capable of record keystrokes, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 25% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Firewall.exe file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 163,840 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 421,450 bytes. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run, User Shell Folders). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Firewall.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
- A Firewall.exe file has a 51% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 750,320 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,691,833 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run, User Shell Folders). The Firewall file is not part of the Windows operating system. Firewall.exe is capable of record keystrokes, track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks.
- A Firewall.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 78,336 bytes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Firewall.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Firewall?
|Ashampoo FireWall (further information...) |
|Belongs to Ashampoo FireWall |
Summary: 2 users judge Firewall.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Ashampoo FireWall PRO or The Shield Firewall
To remove Ashampoo FireWall PRO from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Ashampoo FireWall PRO or The Shield Firewall in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Firewall.exe (Ashampoo FireWall PRO) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Ashampoo FireWall PRO. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ashampoo FireWall PRO or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Firewall.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.