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What does the xfr.exe file do?

The xfr.exe process is also known as CBA - Message Resource and is a part of Intel Common Base Agent. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of xfr.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 xfr.exe CBA - Message Resource

xfr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Xfr.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. The file size is 36,915 bytes.
The xfr file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Xfr.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A xfr.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 160,768 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The file does not supply any version information or other description. This xfr.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 xfr.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 xfr?

Part of the LANDESK Management Suite (further information...)
LanDesk File
it always tries to gain access to ports 1027 and 12174 I don't know what the heck this is.
Lan application on laptop computer
If you run Symantec Antivirus Corporate Server you will probably get this process in your process list
TI - Ruben

Summary: 6 users judge xfr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted xfr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Intel Common Base Agent

To remove CBA - Message Resource 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 Intel Common Base Agent in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if xfr.exe (CBA - Message Resource) 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 CBA - Message Resource. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CBA - Message Resource 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 xfr.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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