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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 #22,858
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.32 days
275.03 days >
Average installed length: 144.51 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.83.315.0 27.27%
1.83.311.0 44.70%
1.62.373.0 22.73%
1.62.366.0 5.30%

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Cogeco Security Services

What is Cogeco Security Services?  (from F-Secure)

Optimized by F-Secure, a worldwide leader in the field of the Internet security, Cogeco Security Services are state of the art. You are protected at all times and your computer is always up and running. Provides enhanced protection against viruses, spyware, infected e-mail attachments and other malware. rotects your co...  Read more

Overview

Cogeco Security Services 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 56 files and is usually about 19.73 MB (20,689,714 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 90% of users of Cogeco Security Services come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cogeco.ca/web/on/en/residential/internet/security_services.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cogeco Security Services\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cogeco Security Services\\fsuninstall.exe" --operatorID 44095
Estimated size: 19.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cogeco Security Services

  • ControlLayer.dll - F-Secure Common User Interface Framework (ControlLayer)
  • CuifApi.dll - CuifApi
  • CuifTypes.dll - CuifTypes
  • DataLayer.dll - DataLayer
  • DeclarationHandler.dll - DeclarationHandler
  • ExpressionEngine.dll - ExpressionEngine
  • JsonParser.dll - JsonParser
  • ParserFramework.dll - ParserFramework
  • 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_se_latebound.dll - F-Secure Latebound DLL
  • fs_se_operator_config32.dll - F-Secure Operator Config DLL
  • fs_secl_32.dll - Secl
  • fs_upgrade_handler.exe - F-Secure Upgrade Handler
  • 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

Service
  • 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 (23.60.76.32 port 80).
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-162-246-164-010.f-secure.com (162.246.164.10 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fshoster32.exe
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
Switches/sec:73
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 Cogeco Security Services?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.82%
Windows 8 26.52%
Windows Vista 9.85%
Windows XP 6.06%
Windows 8.1 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.22%
Windows 8.1 17.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.11%
Windows 10 Home 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.78% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 89.78%
  United States 9.49%
  United Kingdom 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.69%
Acer 22.45%
Dell 18.37%
Toshiba 6.12%
Lenovo 5.10%
GIGABYTE 3.06%
Samsung 3.06%
ASUS 2.04%
Intel 2.04%
Sony 2.04%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NP267AA-A2L e... 2.86%
HP-Pavilion FK789AA-A2L m... 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 7520 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 0.95%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com

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