What is the WUDFSvc.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 WUDFSvc.dll process is also known as Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Service or, as the case may be, Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework (WUDFSvc) and is a part of Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework (WUDFSvc) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WUDFSvc.dll 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)
- WUDFSvc.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WUDFSvc.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WUDFSvc.dll Windows driver Foundation
WUDFSvc.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file WUDFSvc.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 55,808 bytes (90% of all these files), 55,296 bytes, 64,512 bytes or, as the case may be, 54,272 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. This WUDFSvc.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. The WUDFSvc process is not enabled by default WUDFSvc.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 1% 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 WUDFSvc.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 WUDFSvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework or 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. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework or the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WUDFSvc.dll (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 WUDFSvc.dll is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.