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    • afd.sys

      afd.sys

      Afd.sys (Windows Ancillary Function Driver) is a driver for Winsock, which is a program necessary to connect the computer to the Internet. It runs when the computer is booted and is responsible for all Internet connections on the computer, including wireless, LAN, browser, and third-party application connections. Afd.sys is a critical part of the Windows

    • System Idle Process

      System Idle Process

      The System Idle Process on computers running the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) typically displays when it is using more than 90% of the computer’s CPU. This confuses many users as they believe that there is an OS error or more drastically that the computer is infected with malware. In reality, the System Idle Process

    • msicuu2.exe

      msicuu2.exe

      Msicuu2.exe is the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility process, a program found in many older Windows versions that forcibly uninstalls programs that refuse to be removed through the Windows Control Panel’s Add/Remove feature. While the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility was discontinued in 2010 due to problems associated with Office 2007, many people still use it. Msicuu2.exe

    • mfefire.exe

      mfefire.exe

      Mfefire.exe is McAfee Anti-virus Firewall Service’s process. The McAfee Firewall prevents malicious programs from installing themselves or third party components on the computer. Mfefire.exe is not a system process, but is required to run the McAfee Firewall. Mfefire.exe generally runs on the Windows Operating System and can be found in the primary hard drive’s Program

    • wmiprvse.exe

      wmiprvse.exe

      WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is a part of the Microsoft Windows OS. Developers use Windows Management Instrumentation to create applications for event monitoring, the purpose of which is to alert PC users in case of a problem. Scripts and management applications use WMI to execute operations or get data in different languages. Programmers who work

    • wermgr.exe

      wermgr.exe

      Wermgr.exe (Windows Error Reporting Manager) is a process that runs on the Windows Operating System and is responsible for running the Windows Error Reporting software when Windows crashes. Wermgr.exe is usually encountered when Windows Explorer stops working, in which case the user is presented with a message that says that Windows Explorer has encountered a

    • mfehidk.sys

      mfehidk.sys

      Mfehidk.sys is a system process that runs in the computer background and maintains the Host Intrusion Detection System for McAfee Anti-virus. It is essentially a real-time shield and detects malicious software as it runs on the computer before it has a chance to cause significant damage. Mfehidk.sys is also known, however, for slowing computers down

    • xpnetdiag.exe

      xpnetdiag.exe

      Xpnetdiag.exe is the process for an XP Network Diagnostic program that runs on the Windows XP Operating System. XP Network Diagnostic allows users to troubleshoot problems associated with LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), and WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks). XP Network Diagnostic can be used when the user is no longer able

    • usbehci.sys

      usbehci.sys

      Usbehci.sys is a USB controller driver for Windows XP Service Pack 1. Usbehci.sys is a required file that manages USB ports and Plug-and-Play services. While Usbehci.sys should be included in any Windows Operating System installation, this file is often missing and may prevent the user from installing Windows XP properly. Usbehci.sys runs exclusively on the

    • dllhost.exe

      dllhost.exe

      Dllhost.exe is an essential Windows process that allows executable files to access DLL files that are stored on a computer. A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file contains source code or parameters for running or communicating with a specific application or device. Because every executable file or program on a computer uses DLL files, Dllhost.exe is

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