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Should I remove Charter Security Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,508
United States Rank #3,396
Reach 0.0566%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.38 days
453.73 days >
Average installed length: 238.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.93.175.0 1.92%
2.76.211.0 4.20%
2.50.214.0 0.64%
2.21.286.0 29.62%
2.21.285.0 7.59%
2.21.284.0 2.74%
2.21.282.0 3.20%
1.83.311.0 33.36%
1.71.340.0 15.72%
1.62.373.0 0.82%
1.62.366.0 0.18%

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Charter Security Suite

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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

Overview

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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 74 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 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

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
  • CuifApi64.dll
  • 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_client_auth_32.dll - F-Secure Client Authentication API
  • fs_ccf_client_auth_64.dll
  • fs_ccf_client_auth_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure Client Authentication Plugin
  • fs_ccf_cosmos_32.dll - F-Secure COSMOS
  • fs_ccf_cosmos_64.dll
  • fs_ccf_cosmos_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure COSMOS plugin
  • fs_ccf_cosmos_tool_32.exe - F-Secure COSMOS Tool
  • fs_ccf_cosmos_update_handler_32.exe - F-Secure COSMOS update handler
  • fs_ccf_datapipeline_32.dll - F-Secure Data Pipeline DLL
  • fs_ccf_datapipeline_api_32.dll - F-Secure Data Pipeline API
  • fs_ccf_download_32.dll - F-Secure CCF Download
  • fs_ccf_guts2_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure GUTS2 Plugin
  • fs_ccf_hoster_control_plugin_32.dll - F-Secure Hoster Control 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
  • fsadminaccess_32.exe - F-Secure Admin Settings
  • fsadminsettings.exe
  • fsaua_api_dll.dll - F-Secure AUA API
  • fsfixconfig32.exe - F-Secure Hoster Configuration Fixer
  • 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
  • fsscan.exe - F-Secure Computer Security GUI (Anti Virus Commandline scanner)
  • 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_ccf_flyer_api64.dll - 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fsscan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled scanning task' (runs weekly on Fridays at 00:00).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • fshoster32.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • FsGuiStarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named F-Secure GUI.
Service
  • fshoster32.exe runs as a service named 'F-Secure Hoster (Restricted)' (fsnethoster) "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.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fshoster32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure Hoster (77051)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Orange\Antivirus Firewall\fshoster32.exe" -app -hosteriC:1.
  • FsGuiStarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure GUI (28332)' which loads as "C:\Program\Telia\Telias sakerhetstjanster\FsGuiStarter.exe".
Network connections
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-193-66-251-050.f-secure.com (193.66.251.50 port 443).
  • fshoster32.exe connects to fs-65-200-212-050.f-secure.com (65.200.212.50 port 443).
  • 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 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 0%
 
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 46.26%
Windows 10 40.69%
Windows Vista 8.58%
Windows XP 4.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.76%
Windows 10 Home 19.83%
Windows 8.1 12.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.15%
Windows 7 Professional 3.51%

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 38.55%
Dell 28.82%
Acer 12.44%
Toshiba 8.37%
ASUS 4.80%
Lenovo 3.33%
Gateway 1.85%
GIGABYTE 1.11%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.29%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com

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