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F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64

What is F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64?  (from FRISK Software)

F-PROT Antivirus for Windows, built on the award-winning F-PROT Antivirus scanning engine, tried and tested for over 20 years, is one of the most advanced antivirus software applications on the market today. F-PROT Antivirus has the competitive advantage of reliability, ease of use and exceptionally low resource consum...  Read more


F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64 is a software program developed by FRISK Software. The most common release is, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is FPWin.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 5.9 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 10.33 MB (10,832,396 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 60% of users of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.f-prot.com
Help link: www.f-prot.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D0C17D81-D40D-4C23-B8FA-95E817D0B7BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64

Program executable:FPWin.exe
Name:F-PROT Antivirus for Windows
Graphical User Interface (F-PROT Antivirus)
Signed by:FRISK Software International
Path:C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\FPWin.exe
Graphical User Interface is part of F-Prot Antivirus, a scanning engine that provides detection capability using neural network and heuristic detection.
Additional files:
  • config.dll - F-PROT Antivirus for Windows (Configuration functionality (F-PROT Antivirus))
  • config_client_mod.dll - Config client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • config_disp_mod.dll - Config dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • cryptlib.dll - Cryptographic functionality (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • db_client_mod.dll - DB client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • db_disp_mod.dll - DB dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • defhandler_client_mod.dll - DEF file handler client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • defhandler_disp_mod.dll - DEF file handler dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • F_PROT_RESOURCE.dll - Image resource DLL for F-PROT Antivirus
  • FPAVENG.dll - FPAVENG Dynamic Link Library (F-PROT Antivirus Engine and Signature Handler)
  • fpavofficeie.dll - F-PROT Antivirus Office/IE Plugin
  • FPAVServer.exe - F-PROT Antivirus dispatcher service
  • fpoutavext.dll - F-PROT Antivirus Outlook Plugin
  • FProtTray.exe - Icon in the taskbar notification area (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • fptrayproc.exe - Handling of updates (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • FPWin.exe - Graphical User Interface (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • FPWinENG.dll - English text resource DLL for F-PROT Antivirus
  • fssf.exe - Service failure handling (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • license_client_mod.dll - License client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • license_disp_mod.dll - License dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • logger.dll - Logging module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • network.dll - Network functionality (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • notification_client_mod.dll - Notification client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • notification_disp_mod.dll - Notification dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • ods_client_mod.dll - ODS client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • ods_disp_mod.dll - ODS dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • onaccess_client_mod.dll - OAS client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • onaccess_disp_mod.dll - OAS dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • OSVIL.dll - OS version information (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • quar_client_mod.dll - Quarantine client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • quar_disp_mod.dll - Quarantine dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • quarantine.dll - Quarantine functionality (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • sc_disp_mod.dll - Windows Security Center interface (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • scannercom_client_mod.dll - Scanner-comm client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • scannercom_disp_mod.dll - Scanner-comm dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler interface (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • security_client_mod.dll - Security client module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • security_disp_mod.dll - Security dispatcher module (F-PROT Antivirus)
  • ShellExt.dll - Shell Context Menu Handler
  • FPAVDEF.dll - FPAVDEF_FWD DLL (FPAVDEF Legacy Forwarder)
  • fpscan.exe - FPSCAN (F-PROT Antivirus Command-Line Scanner)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'F-PROT Antivirus' with a class of {4700D2DB-2BEE-477d-ACE3-CBFFDFBAF81D}.
Scheduled Task
  • FPWin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'F-PROT Antivirus - SCAN-WEEKLY' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 10:00).
  • FPAVServer.exe runs as a service named 'F-PROT Antivirus for Windows system' (FPAVServer) "Service for F-PROT Antivirus for Windows".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FProtTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-PROT Antivirus Tray application' which loads as C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\FProtTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0926421290%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.08482035%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00782178%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:71.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0883041269%
Kernel CPU:0.03283872%
User CPU:0.05546540%

How do I remove F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64?

You can uninstall F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 F-PROT Antivirus for Windows x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.70%
Windows 10 35.62%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.03%
Windows 7 Professional 19.31%
Windows 8.1 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.41%
Windows 10 Home 6.21%
Windows 10 Pro 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.43%
  Canada 14.44%
  Germany 5.88%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Australia 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Switzerland 1.60%
  New Zealand 1.07%
  IS 1.07%
  Turkey 1.07%
  Hong Kong 0.53%
  Singapore 0.53%
  South Africa 0.53%
  Brazil 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Acer 21.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Samsung 8.00%
Lenovo 7.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Intel 3.00%
Sony 1.00%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7641 4.76%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.90%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 5737 1.90%
ASUS All Series 1.90%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 1.90%


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