What does the wfxsvc.exe file do?
The wfxsvc.exe process is also known as Symantec WinFax PRO NT Service and is a part of Symantec WinFax PRO. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of wfxsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec WinFax PRO NT service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec WinFax PRO NT service 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)
- wfxsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wfxsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wfxsvc.exe Symantec WinFax PRO NT service
wfxsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Wfxsvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 129,536 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 application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The wfxsvc file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 52% 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 wfxsvc.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 wfxsvc?
|WFXSVC.EXE is a process belonging to Symantec WinFax and operates as the core service for this application. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge wfxsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec WinFax PRO
To remove Symantec WinFax PRO NT service 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 Symantec WinFax PRO in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wfxsvc.exe (Symantec WinFax PRO NT service) 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 Symantec WinFax PRO NT service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec WinFax PRO NT service 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 wfxsvc.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.