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What does the wdfmgr.exe file do?

The wdfmgr.exe process is also known as Windows User Mode Driver Manager and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wdfmgr.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 wdfmgr.exe Windows User Mode driver Manager

wdfmgr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file wdfmgr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 38,912 bytes (97% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 66,560 bytes.
It is the service "UMWdf".
The wdfmgr file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 22% 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 wdfmgr.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 wdfmgr?

Windows User Mode Driver Manager - comes with Windows Media Player 10
Part of WMP 10
Part Of Windows Media Player 10
it raises the cpu up to 100 % (may be a security flow????)
if media player freezes kill it in processes then it will work

Summary: 76 users judge wdfmgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 13 users consider it harmless. However, 17 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 28 users have already deleted wdfmgr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

To remove Windows User Mode driver Manager 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if wdfmgr.exe (Windows User Mode driver Manager) 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 Windows User Mode driver Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows User Mode driver Manager 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 wdfmgr.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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