WerFault.exe is the Windows Problem Reporting service.
This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. WerFault.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. WerFault.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 356,864 bytes.
The WerFault.exe process is a part of the Windows Error Reporting feature in Windows Vista. With the help of this process Microsoft monitors your system and find solutions to various problems. WerFault.exe makes it possible for users to send error data to Microsoft and get updates that are designed to solve the detected problems. In addition to that, WerFault.exe allows developers to detect errors and improve the quality of their products.
How to Stop WerFault.exe Using 99% CPU
WerFault.exe is notorious for hogging computers by using 80-99% of CPU. Contrary to the common misconception, this happens not because of the service itself, but because of an error with a Windows feature or a third party application. This means that to solve the WerFault.exe high CPU usage problem you’ll need to detect and fix the error that’s causing WerFault.exe to run all the time and consume a lot of system resources. Here is how you can find out which applications are causing errors:
If this didn’t help, you can find the source of the error by launching the Event Viewer:
How to Disable WerFault.exe
Disabling WerFault.exe isn’t really a good idea, but it can be done if you don’t think you need this feature or can’t be bothered to go through the troubleshooting routine. It’s also possible to customize WerFault.exe to suit your needs, so that only certain files and programs send error reports. Here is how you can customize the WerFault.exe feature.
If disabling WerFault.exe via the Control Panel doesn’t work for some reason, you can disable the WerFault.exe service. Here is how:
The WerFault.exe process is safe and disabling it is not advised because some programs on your computer need it to work correctly.
We also recommend optimizing your computer.
Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%