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What does the waterfox.exe file do?

The waterfox.exe process is also known as Waterfox and is a part of Waterfox. This software is produced by Mozilla (www.mozilla.org) or, as the case may be, Waterfox. An obsolete or defective version of waterfox.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 waterfox.exe Waterfox

waterfox.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file waterfox.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,065,096 bytes (28% of all these files), 1,016,480 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Waterfox.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 37% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A waterfox.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,007,776 bytes. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This waterfox.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The waterfox file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Waterfox.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks.

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 waterfox.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 waterfox?

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 Waterfox

To remove Waterfox from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Waterfox in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if waterfox.exe (Waterfox) 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 Waterfox. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Waterfox 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 waterfox.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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