What is wdfmgr.exe?

wdfmgr.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the wdfmgr.exe version information.

wdfmgr.exe's description is "Windows User Mode Driver Manager"

wdfmgr.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Component Publisher.

wdfmgr.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about wdfmgr.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on wdfmgr.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows User Mode Driver Manager
Internal nameWdfMgr
Original filenameWdfMgr.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version5.2.3790.1230
File version5.2.3790.1230 built by: dnsrv(bld4act)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows User Mode Driver Manager
Internal nameWdfMgr
Original filenameWdfMgr.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version5.2.3790.1230
File version5.2.3790.1230 built by: dnsrv(bld4act)

Digital signatures [?]

wdfmgr.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
Certificate serial number610e0b2b00000000003b

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the wdfmgr.exe file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the wdfmgr.exe file.

Folder name variants

wdfmgr.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5ab0a7ca90d9e3d6a193905dc1715ded0
SHA256ca764a2b92e727e3398134cd50d5622b4ec387436a3644063da1d114ce63bd64

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to wdfmgr.exe:

wdfmgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

wdfmgr.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Windows User Mode Driver Manager has stopped working.

End Program - wdfmgr.exe. This program is not responding.

wdfmgr.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

wdfmgr.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with wdfmgr.exe. 14% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 132 users.

User vote results: There were 18 votes to remove and 114 votes to keep

Malware or legitimate?

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