What does the wfica32.exe file do?
The wfica32.exe process is also known as Citrix ICA Client Engine (Win32) or, as the case may be, Citrix HDX Engine and is a part of MetaFrame Presentation Server or, as the case may be, Citrix Receiver. This software is produced by Citrix Systems (www.citrix.com). An obsolete or defective version of wfica32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Citrix ICA Client Engine has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Citrix ICA Client Engine 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)
- wfica32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wfica32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wfica32.exe Citrix ICA Client Engine
wfica32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wfica32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 823,568 bytes (25% of all these files), 2,952,544 bytes, 3,086,648 bytes or, as the case may be, 700,416 bytes.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Wfica32.exe is capable of record keystrokes, connect to the Internet as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 20% 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 wfica32.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 wfica32?
|Citrix is cool wit me yo. I can git my stuff from anywhere. Go ahead git yo fix. Go ahead, try some. It aint gonna hurt you.....do it |
|used to open citrix apps when your browser won't work correctly |
|On our systems, it runs with Cirtix ICA client |
| The wfica32.exe is a process that belongs to the Citrix ICA client, usually used in a corporate environment for remote access to server applications. |
|Belongs to citrix |
Summary: 8 users judge wfica32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall MetaFrame Presentation Server or Citrix Receiver
To remove Citrix ICA Client Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate MetaFrame Presentation Server or Citrix Receiver in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wfica32.exe (Citrix ICA Client Engine) 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 Citrix ICA Client Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Citrix ICA Client Engine 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 wfica32.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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