What does the wfxsnt40.exe file do?
The wfxsnt40.exe process is also known as Delrina Fax Port Launcher and is a part of Microsoft® Windows NT™ WinFax Printer Driver. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wfxsnt40.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Delrina Fax Port Launcher has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Delrina Fax Port Launcher 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)
- wfxsnt40.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wfxsnt40.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wfxsnt40.exe Delrina Fax Port Launcher
wfxsnt40.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Wfxsnt40.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 43,008 bytes (40% of all these files), 45,568 bytes or, as the case may be, 43,520 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The wfxsnt40 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 58% 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 wfxsnt40.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 wfxsnt40?
|Symantec WinFax Druckertreiber |
|WinFax Fax Port Launcher task. This task will also show as a Delrina product, which is what WinFax used to be before it was bought by Symantec, and it will also show as a Windows XP WinFax Printer Driver because the faxing feature within Windows XP is from WinFax. This task appears only on Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003. (further information...) |
|WinFax Pro 10 - file |
|Part of WinFax Pro v10. Other related processes, also part of WinFax Pro, are: wfxctl32.exe wfxsvc.exe, wfxmod32.exe, wfxswtch.exe . |
Summary: 5 users judge wfxsnt40.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft® Windows NT™ WinFax Printer Driver
To remove Delrina Fax Port Launcher 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 Microsoft® Windows NT™ WinFax Printer Driver in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wfxsnt40.exe (Delrina Fax Port Launcher) 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 Delrina Fax Port Launcher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Delrina Fax Port Launcher 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 wfxsnt40.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.