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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,438
United States Rank #18,689
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.94 days
470.25 days >
Average installed length: 247.08 days


1.83.315.0 26.00%
1.83.311.0 64.00%
1.62.373.0 8.00%
1.62.366.0 2.00%

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CenturyLink Online Security

What is CenturyLink Online Security?  (from F-Secure)

Eliminate the need for stand-alone PC security software like firewalls, anti-virus and content filters with CenturyLink™ Online Security. This security package provides all the protection your business needs. Partnering with F-Secure®, a leading provider of anti-virus and firewall software, CenturyLink™ has committed t...  Read more


CenturyLink Online Security is a software program developed by F-Secure. The most common release is 1.83.311.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 51 files and is usually about 31.47 MB (33,000,870 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: biz.centurylink.net/security/index.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Centurylink Online Security\F-Secure Launchpad\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Centurylink Online Security\F-Secure Launchpad\\fsuninstall.exe" --operatorID 46680
Estimated size: 31.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CenturyLink Online Security

  • ControlLayer.dll - F-Secure Common User Interface Framework (ControlLayer)
  • CuifApi.dll - CuifApi
  • CuifTypes.dll - CuifTypes
  • DataLayer.dll - DataLayer
  • DeclarationHandler.dll - DeclarationHandler
  • ExpressionEngine.dll - ExpressionEngine
  • CCF_Licensing.dll - F-Secure Common Client Foundation (Licensing API 32bit)
  • CCF_Licensing64.dll - Licensing API 64bit
  • CCFDLLHosterAPI.dll - F-Secure DLL Hoster API
  • CCFHosterShutdownPlugin.dll - F-Secure Hoster Shutdown Plugin
  • ccfipc.dll - F-Secure IPC 32bit
  • ccfipc64.dll - F-Secure IPC 64bit
  • fs_ccf_download_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Download
  • fs_ccf_id_converter32.dll - F-Secure ID Converter API 32bit
  • fs_ccf_id_converter64.dll - F-Secure ID Converter API 64bit
  • fs_ccf_settings_server.dll - F-Secure Settings Server
  • fs_ccf_settings32.dll - F-Secure Settings API 32bit
  • fs_ccf_settings64.dll - F-Secure Settings API 64bit
  • fs_ccf_ticketingapi32.dll - F-Secure Ticketing Api
  • fs_ccf_upstream_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Upstream
  • fs_ccf_upstream_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Upstream Plugin
  • fs_gaming_mode_32.dll - FS Gaming Mode
  • fs_reload_latebound_settings.exe - F-Secure Latebound Settings Reload Trigger
  • fs_settings_tool.exe - F-Secure Settings Tool
  • fsadminsettings.exe - F-Secure Admin Settings
  • fshoster32.exe - F-Secure Host Process
  • fslauncher.exe - F-Secure Launcher
  • fslauncherxxx.exe
  • fs_aua_command.exe - F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (F-Secure Automatic Update Agent Command Tool)
  • fsaua.dll
  • fsaua_api_dll.dll - F-Secure Automatic Update Agent API DLL
  • fsaua_api_dll64.dll
  • fsclm.dll - F-Secure Win32 Crypto Library (F-Secure Crypto Library)
  • daemon.dll - F-Secure Service Enabler (F-Secure Service Enabler Daemon)
  • fs_ccf_action_center_api_32.dll - fs_ccf_action_center_api
  • fs_ccf_action_center_api_64.dll
  • fs_ccf_customization_handler.exe - F-Secure CCF Customization Handler
  • fs_ccf_flyer_api.dll - fs_ccf_flyer_api
  • fs_customization_reader_32.dll - fs_customization_reader
  • fs_customization_reader_64.dll
  • fs_help_handler_install_for_ccf.exe - F-Secure Help Installer For CCF Components
  • fs_hotfix_handler.exe - F-Secure Hotfix Handler
  • fs_installer_runner.exe - F-Secure Service Enabler Stub Installer Post Runner
  • fs_preinstall_handler.exe - F-Secure preinstall Handler
  • fs_secl_32.dll - Secl
  • fsinstall.exe - F-Secure Application Installer
  • fsuninstall.exe - F-Secure Application Uninstaller
  • fm4av.dll - File Management Library (File Management Library 32-bit)
  • daas2.dll - daas2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • fshoster32.exe runs as a service named 'F-Secure Dll Hoster' (fshoster) "F-Secure Dll Hoster Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • fshoster32.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'F-Secure Hoster' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Frontier\Backup & Sharing\fshoster32.exe" -app -pointappfamilC:300 -hosteriC:1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fshoster32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure Hoster (55009)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Tele Columbus\fshoster32.exe" -app -hosteriC:1.
Network connections
  • fshoster32.exe connects to a23-60-76-32.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-162-246-164-010.f-secure.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000438671%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002870%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001517%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,149,729
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.47 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:67.46 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CenturyLink Online Security?

Quickly and completely remove CenturyLink Online Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CenturyLink Online Security from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CenturyLink Online Security, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CenturyLink Online Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.00%
Windows Vista 22.00%
Windows 8 14.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 10.42%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Dell 26.09%
Toshiba 15.22%
ASUS 10.87%
Acer 10.87%
Sahara 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Samsung 2.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.44%
Acer Aspire 5349 4.44%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1235 2.22%
Gigabyte EP35-DS3P 2.22%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.22%
Compaq Presario 061 EK470... 2.22%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com


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