How to get rid of the USB_FW VirusSometimes the USB_FW file may cloak a virus, e.g. Symantec found Trojan Horse, as well as TrendMicro found Mal_Otorun5. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with USB_FW.exe
The USB_FW.exe process is also known as Exe or, as the case may be, Application and is a part of USB FireWall. This software is produced by Net Studio or, as the case may be, Net-Studio.org. An obsolete or defective version of USB_FW.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- USB_FW.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- USB_FW.exe 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)
- USB_FW.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module USB_FW.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about USB_FW.exe USB_FW.exe
USB_FW.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. USB_FW.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,299,968 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 file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. USB_FW.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find USB_FW.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about USB_FW?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall USB FireWall
To remove USB_FW.exe 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 USB FireWall in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if USB_FW.exe (USB_FW.exe) 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 USB_FW.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for USB_FW.exe 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 USB_FW.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.