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How to eliminate trufos driver problems

The trufos.sys (Trufos Kernel Module) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The trufos.sys process is also known as Trufos Kernel Module and is a part of BitDefender Antivirus. This software is produced by BitDefender S.R.L (www.bitdefender.com). An obsolete or defective version of trufos.sys 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 trufos.sys Trufos Kernel Module

trufos.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Trufos.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 308,296 bytes (20% of all these files), 308,152 bytes, 340,624 bytes, 355,744 bytes or, as the case may be, 343,456 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. trufos.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 8% 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 trufos.sys. 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 trufos?

It is used by Virginmedia as part of its anti-virus system
Mike Platts

Summary: One user judges trufos.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall BitDefender Antivirus

trufos.sys  Trufos Kernel Module fix

To remove Trufos Kernel Module 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 BitDefender Antivirus in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if trufos.sys (Trufos Kernel Module) 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 Trufos Kernel Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Trufos Kernel Module 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 trufos.sys is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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