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What does the FirewallGUI.exe file do?

The FirewallGUI.exe process is also known as PC Tools Firewall GUI and is a part of PC Tools Firewall Plus. This software is produced by PC Tools (www.pctools.com). An obsolete or defective version of FirewallGUI.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about FirewallGUI.exe PC Tools Firewall GUI

FirewallGUI.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FirewallGUI.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,483,504 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,676,696 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 original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. FirewallGUI.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, make itself undetectable by other programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 FirewallGUI.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 FirewallGUI?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall PC Tools Firewall Plus

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To remove PC Tools Firewall GUI from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for PC Tools Firewall Plus in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if FirewallGUI.exe (PC Tools Firewall GUI) 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 PC Tools Firewall GUI. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PC Tools Firewall GUI 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 FirewallGUI.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.

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