How to Disable the Werfault.exe Error in Windows?

Windows Error Reporting Fault also called Werfault.exe is a Windows error reporting feature that allows Microsoft to solve any problems that arise in your OS (Operating System). It sends the error data to Microsoft and receives updates and solutions. If you want then you can opt to turn the feature on or off depending on your preference.

In this article, I will show you how to enable or disable Werfault.exe and how to restore Windows after experiencing Werfault.exe faults?

Problems caused by Werfault.exe

By default, whenever an app or software crashes in your computer, Windows deploys a maintenance feature called Error Reporting that sends diagnostic data to Microsoft. It will also provide you with a solution to that error if such a solution exists.

The file that saves the data is Werfault.exe, which can sometimes use a high number of your system resources. This causes your PC to slow down. If you check your Task Manager, then it will often report that CPU utilization is maxed out to near 100% consistently.

Thus if you want to solve this problem or if you are concerned about the privacy of your data that is being collected by Microsoft then you can disable Werfault.exe. This method applies to Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

How to stop Werfault.exe?

How to restore Windows after experiencing Werfault.exe faults?

Time needed: 3 minutes.

If your computer is experiencing any faults with the Werfault.exe program, then Microsoft recommends you to either uninstall/reinstall recent programs or to use Windows System Restore to regress to a backup copy of the OS and installed programs. To know how to do it follow these steps:

  1. Open Programs and Features from Control Panel

    Open the Windows Control Panel by selecting the “Start” and typing “Control Panel” in the search bar. In the search type “programs and features”.
    search for programs in control panel

  2. Uninstall the recently installed program

    Now uninstall the recently installed program by right-clicking on the name of the program and selecting the Uninstall” option, and follow the default menu prompts to complete program removal, and restart the computer.
    uninstall the recently installed app

  3. Reinstall the application

    Now you can reinstall the application. If the fault reoccurs, then check for the application’s updates from the third-party software manufacturer in order to resolve the issue.

  4. If the problem persists then restore the OS to previous state using System Restore

    If the Werfault.exe fault persists even after removing a third-party application, then restore the OS to the previous state using System Restore.

  5. Restore your PC

    To system restore your PC select the Start” menu button and enter the “System Restore” in the search box, then press the enter button.

  6. Select the Next menu button to start the Windows Restore process

    After the System Restore program launches, then select the “Next” menu button to start the Windows Restore process using the system recommended restore point to correct the Werfault.exe fault.

Is WerFault.exe a virus?

No, it is not a virus. It is a troubleshooter for the Windows OS. It allows the users to report internal errors associated with your Windows OS directly to Microsoft and recommends specific solutions and possible updates to resolve the particular error.


I hope you liked my guide on how to disable/enable Werfault.exe and how to restore Windows after experiencing Werfault.exe faults?

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