Is wkfud.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of wkfud.exe:









File purpose and description:

Wkfud.exe is a program that was most likely on your system the day you bought your computer. It may also have been installed by you at sometime on your won. Always verify the actual file location as shown below, as it is important to verify that it is not spyware or virus related by checking to see if it is in the proper disk folder. Sometimes spyware or viruses will name a file very similiar to known file name, hoping to fool you into thinking its a safe file, so always verify the disk location. This file is part of Microsoft suite of software and is part of Microsoft Works, and its purpose is mainly advertising within their application. This is not required to run at startup. This is file is considered safe and is not virus, spyware, or adware related. (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)
wkfud.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
The actual disk location of this program is: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe


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, wkfud.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 wkfud.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!