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What’s wfcUI.exe (Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control)? Is it safe or a virus?

wfcUI.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Malwarebytes Inc. It is part of their Malwarebytes program, which is a popular anti-malware and antivirus software. The wfcUI.exe file is responsible for the user interface of the Malwarebytes program, allowing users to interact with and configure the settings of the software. It provides a graphical interface for users to easily access and manage the various features and tools of Malwarebytes, such as scanning for and removing malware, setting up scheduled scans, and viewing reports and logs of detected threats. Overall, wfcUI.exe is an essential component of the Malwarebytes program that enhances the user experience and control over their antivirus protection.

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Who makes wfcUI.exe (Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control)?

We’ve found Malwarebytes Inc should be the publisher of wfcUI.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: February 15, 2024

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