How to Remove WDF.exe | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove WDF.exe. This WDF.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

To say that WDF.exe is a very dangerous virus is not enough. You are dealing with a Trojan horse. As you may know, Trojans, together with ransomware, are considered the two most hazardous types of cyber infections. Unfortunately, you are dealing with one of them. WDF.exe is very harmful. It is capable of causing you all kinds of damage. Even more, Trojans are often used as a backdoor for ransomware. They help file-encrypting viruses get on board.

Imagine what would happen if you get infected with the two most dreaded pests ever. Your machine will not be able to handle this. It will break down completely. Do not take that risk. As soon as you realize you are hosting WDF.exe, take measures to delete it before it invites company. The Trojan is very sophisticated. So is its removal. We offer a detailed removal guide which you can find at the end of this article. You can use it to tackle the pest manually. If you are not confident enough in your PC skills, you can always use an automatic solution. Download a good anti-virus program to do the job for you. Whichever removal method you choose, it`s fine. But choose fast. WDF.exe uses every second on board to cause problems.

WDF.exe, even without inviting a greedy ransomware in your system, is destructive enough of its own. It makes unauthorized changes in your PC settings, thus making a mess. It alters your system registry behind your back by adding or removing entries. It also modifies or completely damages important files. As a result, you may not be able to run some of your programs. Needless to say, your permission is not needed.

You are not the one in charge anymore. The hackers are. And they do whatever they want without bothering to ask you. WDF.exe also destroys your browsing experience. It injects all of your browsers with tons of ads and causes them to redirect you at every turn. This is not only annoying but also dangerous. You are exposed to numerous questionable ads, links, and pages and if you click on the wrong one, you download more infections on board.

Keep in mind that your PC is barely dealing with this single virus. It is underperforming and crashing all the time. WDF.exe uses a lot of PC resources which makes your computer very unresponsive. There is more, though. Consider your private life no longer private now that you are hosting a Trojans. These parasites are spies. They monitor everything you do and collect valuable data. Once they have enough, everything gets sent to the hackers. Let that sink in. Imagine what hackers can use your personal details for. Do not let them get their hands on your privacy. Remove the Trojan ASAP.

How did you get infected with this? Usually, Trojans turn to the old but gold spam email technique. Hackers attach the Trojan to a seemingly legitimate message which they send to you. If you open it, that’s it. You are infected. Do not open emails from strangers and do not download their attachments. Always verify the sender first.

Sometimes crooks write on the behalf of well-known companies, banks, post offices, or the police in order to dupe you. They use logos, names, stamps. Do not fall into the trap. If the message starts with “Dear friend/customer”, proceed with caution. A real organization will always use your real name to address you. Don’t let yourself be fooled. Think twice before opening a message. Prevention is always easier and less time-consuming that the process of dealing with and removing the pest once it has already gotten in.

WDF.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove WDF.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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