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What is ws2ifsl?

Ws2ifsl.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if ws2ifsl.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Ws2ifsl.sys file information

The process known as Winsock2 IFS Layer belongs to software Windows Socket (version 2.0 Non-IFS Service Provider Support Environment) or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Ws2ifsl.sys is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. ws2ifsl.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 12,032 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ws2ifsl.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The ws2ifsl.sys file is a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file. The service has no detailed description. ws2ifsl.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ws2ifsl.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ws2ifsl.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the ws2ifsl.sys 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

seems related to ctfmon
Using Win2000 Pro & have it on my puter. Rootkit Revealer snags when it reaches this.

Summary: Average user rating of ws2ifsl.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks ws2ifsl.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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