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What does the WUDFHost.exe file do?

The WUDFHost.exe process is also known as Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process or, as the case may be, Windows Driver Foundation - Benutzermodus-Treiberframework-Hostprozess and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WUDFHost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about WUDFHost.exe Windows driver Foundation

WUDFHost.exe is a Windows system file. The file WUDFHost.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 196,608 bytes (37% of all these files), 195,584 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
This WUDFHost program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. For this reason, 10% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

WUDFHost.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "Windows driver Foundation." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (such as Miner.Bitcoinminer (recognized by Symantec), as well as Trojan.Win64.BitMin.aom (recognized by Kaspersky)).
To be really safe, you should scan your computer with two different anti-virus engines. You can use a free Anti-Malware scanner for this purpose.

Objectionable files with the same file name have the following characteristics:

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 WUDFHost.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 WUDFHost?

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Summary: 89 users judge WUDFHost.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 9 users consider it harmless. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted WUDFHost.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows

To remove Windows driver Foundation from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if WUDFHost.exe (Windows driver Foundation) 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 Windows driver Foundation. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows driver Foundation 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 WUDFHost.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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