What does the OfcPfwSvc.exe file do?
The OfcPfwSvc.exe process is also known as OfcPfwSvc and is a part of Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or, as the case may be, Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Security for SMB. This software is produced by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of OfcPfwSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OfcPfwSvc has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OfcPfwSvc 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)
- OfcPfwSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OfcPfwSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OfcPfwSvc.exe OfcPfwSvc
OfcPfwSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file OfcPfwSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 233,552 bytes (35% of all these files), 229,456 bytes, 278,608 bytes, 282,704 bytes or, as the case may be, 225,360 bytes.
This OfcPfwSvc program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. OfcPfwSvc.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 43% 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 OfcPfwSvc.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 OfcPfwSvc?
|Part of Officescan from Trend |
|TrendMicro is antvirus software. (further information...) |
|OfficeScanNT Personal Firewall service |
|It's the trend micro service. Tipp: Before you allow a connection check the File path. (c:\Programme\OfficeScan NT in Normal) |
|Trend Micro Personal Firewall (PFW) service |
|This process is gobbling nearly 100% of my CPU time. The only way I can run my other programs is to kill it. |
Summary: 8 users judge OfcPfwSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Security for SMB
To remove OfcPfwSvc 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 Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Security for SMB in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if OfcPfwSvc.exe (OfcPfwSvc) 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 OfcPfwSvc. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OfcPfwSvc 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 OfcPfwSvc.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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