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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,267
United States Rank #3,502
Reach 0.0583%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.09 days
533.57 days >
Average installed length: 280.35 days


VersionDistribution 1.01% 11.80% 4.17% 4.89%
1.83.311.0 51.80%
1.71.340.0 24.75%
1.62.373.0 1.29%
1.62.366.0 0.29%

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Charter Security Suite

What is Charter Security Suite?  (from F-Secure)

Protection against all types of malicious software including: viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, rootkits, and zero-hour attacks. The program also updates its definitions automatically and on continual basis. And there’s no need to ever renew licenses for as long as you remain a Charter customer. All infections are hand...  Read more


Charter Security Suite is a program developed by F-Secure. The most used version is 1.83.311.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 22.31 MB (23,394,781 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 100% of users of Charter Security Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.myaccount.charter.com/customers/supportgeneral.aspx?pagetype=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\\fsuninstall.exe" --operatorID 42626
Estimated size: 22.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Charter Security Suite

  • 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_aua_command.exe - F-Secure fs_aua_command
  • fs_ccf_download_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Download
  • fs_ccf_guts2_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure GUTS2 Plugin
  • fs_ccf_id_converter32.dll - F-Secure ID Converter API 32bit
  • fs_ccf_id_converter64.dll - F-Secure ID Converter API 64bit
  • fs_ccf_metrics_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Metrics Plugin
  • 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
  • fsaua_api_dll.dll - F-Secure AUA API
  • fshoster32.exe - F-Secure Host Process
  • fslauncher.exe - F-Secure Launcher
  • fslauncherxxx.exe
  • fsaua.dll - F-Secure Automatic Update Agent
  • fsaua_api_dll64.dll - F-Secure Automatic Update Agent API 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 (4730503)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Vodafone\PC Protection\fshoster32.exe" -app -hosteriC:1.
Network connections
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-193-66-251-050.f-secure.com ( port 443).
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-65-200-212-050.f-secure.com ( port 443).
  • 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 Charter Security Suite?

Quickly and completely remove Charter Security Suite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Charter Security Suite 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 Charter Security Suite, 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 Charter Security Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.68%
Windows 8 24.82%
Windows Vista 11.19%
Windows XP 6.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.22%
Windows 8.1 16.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.82%
Windows 7 Professional 4.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.92%
  Australia 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.70%
Dell 27.50%
Acer 14.73%
Toshiba 7.47%
ASUS 4.52%
Gateway 2.95%
Lenovo 1.77%
Samsung 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%
Gateway DX4860 2.33%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com


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