How to Remove “WUDFHOST.EXE”

What is WUDFHost.exe?

WUDFHost.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Windows Driver Foundation – User mode Driver Framework Host Process. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as WUDFHost.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with WUDFHost.exe malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with WUDFHost.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • WUDFHost.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the WUDFHost.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with WUDFHost.exe malware.

How to remove WUDFHost.exe malware from system using Comodo Virus Protection Software?

Ideally, replacing the existing WUDFHost.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download and Install the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the Antivirus or Virus Protection Software.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove WUDFHost.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 October 2011 at 8:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e0ddb2eea4185cd8
8b000977b3a0b6ff
f43c157c
a4a357f0f645eab1
8f071a5c0e55e1f6
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
Thailand N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable aaf9ba7085fc723c
a8af76b22d84f559
2f3bc45a
81622aaf0a4b5016
fdf7272bdd33c85c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Pakistan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c87586e4cf90c3f7
84652282d07a33ed
de307801
e4520f2fd8c51ef3
c5e5999d5b69d4c7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
4 N/A Executable a645b3f5956aba16
8437ed7368c6584d
b130b6bb
e685219f5704bd85
4d5ed6668b0e9146
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 9:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c5aad8c24c084602
ce37710db981011f
0bf55dd6
e75f88195813ac19
7a0c67705ad22ff8
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 684ce5f94308c0ed
be9e14b43f66b4c6
32b46d84
eeffd9259d6d6cfd
bdc71f24730566bb
No 10.0.14393
.0
(rs1_relea
se.160715-
1616)
10.0.14393
.0
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 865daba5797befdc
e3ea47903d337873
2ab3e784
660f0dea7929435d
cf5a8307c93be3d2
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
104.236.253.252/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 52135517d37ef06e
934a670bce0f66ff
f5d1e6e6
7823d0f083373195
35a28306c984a18c
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
198.20.167.84/32
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