What is the WfxSeh32.Dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The WfxSeh32.Dll process is also known as Shell extension for ACT phonebook integration DLL and is a part of Symantec WinFax PRO. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of WfxSeh32.Dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Shell extension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Shell extension 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)
- WfxSeh32.Dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WfxSeh32.Dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WfxSeh32.Dll Shell extension
WfxSeh32.Dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WfxSeh32.Dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 38,400 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 35,328 bytes.
This special DLL file automatically starts as soon as you start a program. DLL stands for dynamic link library. It contains additional functions that may be called upon from time to time. The DLL could be used to analyze when you execute a given program. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. WfxSeh32.Dll can log which software you are running at any particular time. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 68% 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 WfxSeh32.Dll. 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 WfxSeh32?
|This is a Symantec Winfax Pro Ver 10.0 File, and is part of the phone book system, however, this file if not secured, could be used to fax documents to another computer or fax machine. In addition WinFax is buggy with both XP and Vista |
|Part of winfax |
Summary: 3 users judge WfxSeh32.Dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec WinFax PRO
To remove Shell extension 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 Symantec WinFax PRO in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WfxSeh32.Dll (Shell extension) 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 Shell extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Shell extension 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 WfxSeh32.Dll 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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