How to eliminate WUDFRd driver problemsThe WUDFRd.sys (Windows driver Foundation) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The WUDFRd.sys process is also known as Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WUDFRd.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows driver Foundation has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows driver Foundation 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)
- WUDFRd.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WUDFRd.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WUDFRd.sys Windows driver Foundation
WUDFRd.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WUDFRd.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 132,224 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 82,944 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 0% 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 WUDFRd.sys. 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 WUDFRd?
|I am not able to connect to Internet as it is showinf that cannot enumerate WEDFRD key values in registry |
|digital signiture |
|UMDF User-mode drivers that use the Windows SideShow class extension return errors when you process commands asynchronously (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge WUDFRd.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Windows driver Foundation 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WUDFRd.sys (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 WUDFRd.sys 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.