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What is WerFault.exe?

WerFault.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WerFault.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

WerFault.exe file information

The process known as Windows Problem Reporting belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: WerFault.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file WerFault.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 360,448 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 217,088 bytes, 385,768 bytes or 374,392 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/werfault.exe.html 
It is a Windows core system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. WerFault.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with WerFault.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Microsoft Windows)
  2) ask the www.microsoft.com's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify WerFault.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as WerFault.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WerFault.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

The Werfault.exe process is a part of Windows Error Reporting in Windows Vista. This feature allows Microsoft to monitor and solve problems in the Vista operating system, features and applications, and enables users to send error data and receive updates and solutions.
  Lera   (further information)
It activates very briefly and dies after one registerable game does not run
I have windows 7 but it is still active there

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WerFault.exe: based on 14 votes with 3 user comments.
4 users think WerFault.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks WerFault.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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