What does the xferwan.exe file do?
The xferwan.exe process is also known as FrontRange Discovery Client Agent or, as the case may be, Centennial DiscoveryŽ Client Agent and is a part of FrontRange Discovery or, as the case may be, Centennial Discovery. This software is produced by Centennial Software (www.frontrange.com) or, as the case may be, FrontRange Solutions USA. An obsolete or defective version of xferwan.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- FrontRange Discovery Client Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- FrontRange Discovery Client Agent 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)
- xferwan.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module xferwan.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about xferwan.exe FrontRange Discovery Client Agent
xferwan.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Xferwan.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 599,328 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 303,104 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Xferwan.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Xferwan.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 32% 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 xferwan.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 xferwan?
|Trojan! as TR/Genlot.QM.1 detected by Antivir |
|This is used by Tivoli License Manager. We moved off this product yet it still is pervasive in ouir network. Anyone have luck removing it? (further information...) |
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall FrontRange Discovery or Centennial Discovery
To remove FrontRange Discovery Client Agent 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 FrontRange Discovery or Centennial Discovery in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if xferwan.exe (FrontRange Discovery Client Agent) 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 FrontRange Discovery Client Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for FrontRange Discovery Client Agent 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 xferwan.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.