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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) or, as the case may be, LANDesk Software (www.landesk.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 - as a rule C:\WINDOWS\system32\cba\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 36,915 bytes (87% of all these files), 42,824 bytes or, as the case may be, 42,776 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This xfr program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. Xfr.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 65% 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 contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.

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

xfr.exe CBA - Message Resource fix

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. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Intel Common Base Agent in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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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