Is wfdmgr.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of wfdmgr.exe:









File purpose and description:

wfdmgr.exe is a file that would have arrived on your computer most likely without you even knowing. Verify the disk location below. This file is known as a virus, and it takes advantage of the LSASS security hole. This is actually known as virus or worm name Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.c and it is part of the Mytob worm variant. Everyone has different names for this worm or virus, so you will find various names depending upon who names it. This wfdmgr.exe file will appear in your startup list in many different places, you will find it at HKCU\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, and several other locations, so search your registry to get this cleaned up. The old Mytob file was named msnmsgr.exe and located in your system folder, this new name will also be in your system folder. If you have this you should take action immediately. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
wfdmgr.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found in your system folder, or system32 folder.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, wfdmgr.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of wfdmgr.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!