What does the WFWIZ.exe file do?
The WFWIZ.exe process is also known as WinFast Wizard and is a part of WinFast Wizard or, as the case may be, WinFast PVR. This software is produced by Leadtek Research (www.leadtek.com). An obsolete or defective version of WFWIZ.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WinFast Wizard has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WinFast Wizard 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)
- WFWIZ.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WFWIZ.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WFWIZ.exe WinFast Wizard
WFWIZ.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WFWIZ.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mainly C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFTVFM\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,920,448 bytes (33% of all these files), 159,744 bytes or, as the case may be, 876,544 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. WFWIZ.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. WFWIZ.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 35% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A WFWIZ.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 2,920,448 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The WFWIZ file is not part of the Windows operating system. WFWIZ.exe is capable of track other applications.
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 WFWIZ.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 WFWIZ?
| WinFast Wizard (further information...) |
|Launch application for Leadtek WinFast TV adapter |
|Dock Icon for the WinFast TV functions. Not a spyware |
|WinFast PVR software |
|Is from Leadtek video card software |
|Not a spyware, Leadtek WinFast software launcher. |
|When you set winfast TV tuner to record a program this program runs and starts the recording at the set time. |
Summary: 7 users judge WFWIZ.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall WinFast Wizard or WinFast PVR
To remove WinFast Wizard 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 WinFast Wizard or WinFast PVR in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WFWIZ.exe (WinFast Wizard) 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 WinFast Wizard. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WinFast Wizard 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 WFWIZ.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.