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Windows Firewall over loading graphics card?

I noticed some pixelation on FireFox So I checked my GPU stats, 93% activity. SO I go through process explorer and start suspending random processes. Once I suspend winfirewall.exe and its sub processes the activity drops back down to 0% and everything was fine then.

What happened to cause this and how do I fix it without just disabling winfirewall?

Suspended tasks:
http://termibyte.com/PIMG/ss1.PNG

Overloaded:
http://termibyte.com/PIMG/ss2.PNG
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  1. Best answer
    Winfirewall.exe is not part of Windows and is not the firewall program. Run a boot antivirus check.
  2. +1 ^
  3. Thank you, rehed21! Used process explorer to suspend it then used malware bytes to uninstall it.
    Any idea of where I could of gotten it? I haven't downloaded anything except Tor, steam, skype, proxy cap, process explorer, thunder bird, and firefox.
  4. WinFirewall.exe file information

    The process known as Windows Firewall appears to belong to software Microsoft by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

    Description: The file WinFirewall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 294,912 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winfirewall.exe.html
    There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. WinFirewall.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

    Recommended: Identify WinFirewall.exe related errors

    If WinFirewall.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 758,272 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The WinFirewall.exe file is not a Windows system file. WinFirewall.exe is able to hide itself.

    If WinFirewall.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 758,272 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The WinFirewall.exe file is not a Windows core file. WinFirewall.exe is able to hide itself.

    Important: You should check the WinFirewall.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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