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File: wfsintwq.sys

Location of wfsintwq.sys and Associated Malware

Check whether wfsintwq.sys is present in the following locations:

wfsintwq.sys file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\wfsintwq.sys

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific wfsintwq.sys file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\drivers\wfsintwq.sys

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific wfsintwq.sys file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\drivers\wfsintwq.sys

If you find wfsintwq.sys file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The wfsintwq.sys file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of wfsintwq.sys File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1188033720D82399690AB3F7439F1D1413BE5DJan 15, 2010
11276332DF6F199BD648EAE9631100F56B4C1BFeb 19, 2010
1176284EF8146DBADFA55FB63B90B7AE2D81E1Mar 28, 2010
1191885D9CF06EEF9AC838545AA4351DED9B12May 10, 2010
11869729E365FDEB0E67D9AF4DE2AC05150EC8Jun 19, 2010
118988ABD2FA3914236B9519ECFDE9ACB15CB5Jul 2, 2010
121548118264712DC781C682A50E6B35326F1BOct 6, 2010
120021E171A5245BCCDA1D6859FF8D1EAC322AJan 31, 2012
965124593E5882CC2F8A293E5E4713B749143Jan 9, 2010
1338DE427224A5082A04FE82E2BD4EA9ECFeb 11, 2010
10773264E49DB2272A8980D9E3CB009A952EB0Mar 10, 2010
10757889BA0C41BA0CEE4B03F7D70AA2F532F4Apr 12, 2010
126054458199BB9A42EF7A73F30D9D01807C5C2Apr 22, 2010
108800CB47DD673500F1FA87A5F21873EC5F0DJun 4, 2010
10880010229A262FC4A7D0B851B04118E13326Jul 31, 2010
107449572E7C972DFE94EF4AC161F1A992F60BSep 16, 2010
10178075C6B3DA1B43990A3CF21B77946D21F5Sep 26, 2010
10530012D5E77748AB936EF8FAB695738E12DEMar 29, 2011
107578404F17425F1F77E11145E51E1A5A773EAug 1, 2011
107732AD7662B9D32EBD15E498E493F34A11DFNov 9, 2011
1077328FBB40CA0F42DFE8E4068BD078C51996Dec 16, 2011
1088000E4BE8E771A6A60E85E5082622F7B805Apr 21, 2012
9894405435D4EA5B0B9C403D121CB5EB7B8D2Nov 19, 2012
10773225A8FD3BF87B8585CAD0F6B7FE1A77FBMay 14, 2015

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove wfsintwq.sys^

  1. To enable deleting the wfsintwq.sys file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select wfsintwq.sys and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of wfsintwq.sys and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of wfsintwq.sys and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of wfsintwq.sys will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of wfsintwq.sys will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a wfsintwq.sys malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type wfsintwq.sys. The name of the first found registry value referencing wfsintwq.sys is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to wfsintwq.sys, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of wfsintwq.sys and Associated Malware.