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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,616
United States Rank #13,290
Reach 0.1776%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.68 days
374.08 days >
Average installed length: 196.55 days


VersionDistribution 3.78% 4.10% 5.02% 2.33% 0.88% 1.65% 0.72% 10.12% 0.16% 0.04% 0.08%
2.15.364.0 8.27%
2.15.361.0 4.38%
2.15.358.0 11.57%
2.06.303.0 8.59% 22.49% 4.30% 0.76% 0.40%
1.83.311.0 5.78% 3.73%
1.71.340.0 0.40%
1.71.337.0 0.24%
1.62.366.0 0.20%

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What is F-Secure?  (from F-Secure)

Advanced protection against viruses, spyware, infected e-mail attachments and other malware. Automatic updates and real-time cloud-based technology guarantee the fastest protection against all new threats. Award-winning technology protects you against online threats and responds effectively as they appear. Easy to inst...  Read more


F-Secure is a program developed by F-Secure. The most used version is, 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 programs's main executable is fshoster32.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 27.02 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 21.88 MB (22,947,869 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 22% of users of F-Secure come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Finland and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_us/anti-virus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\F-Secure\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\\fsuninstall.exe" --operatorID 666
Estimated size: 21.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by F-Secure

Program executable:fshoster32.exe
Name:F-Secure Common Client Foundation
F-Secure Host Process
Path:C:\Program Files\F-Secure\fshoster32.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
F-Secure Host Process part of F-Secure security line of products.
Additional files:
  • 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_datapipeline_32.dll - F-Secure Data Pipeline DLL
  • 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
  • fsadminsettings.exe - F-Secure Admin Settings
  • fsaua_api_dll.dll - F-Secure AUA API
  • 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
  • FsGuiStarter.exe - F-Secure User Interface
  • fsinstall.exe - F-Secure Application Installer
  • fsuninstall.exe - F-Secure Application Uninstaller
  • daas2inst_32.dll - daas2inst
  • daas2.dll - daas2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fshoster32.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named F-Secure Hoster (54599).
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fshoster32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure Hoster (77400)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\SAFE\fshoster32.exe" -app -hosteriC:1.
  • FsGuiStarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure GUI (54599)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FsGuiStarter.exe".
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 fs-162-246-164-010.f-secure.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:27.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024849691%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00098683%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00149814%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:6.89 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:683 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove F-Secure?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.56%
Windows 8 43.07%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Windows XP 3.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.37%
Windows 8.1 20.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Windows 10 Home 7.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.27% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 22.27%
  Finland 22.02%
  Germany 14.22%
  Sweden 11.91%
  United States 6.59%
  Norway 5.20%
  France 1.93%
  DK 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Italy 1.47%
  Austria 1.38%
  Poland 1.05%
  Canada 0.67%
  Belgium 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.88%
Hewlett-Packard 23.71%
ASUS 13.92%
Dell 11.37%
Lenovo 6.00%
Samsung 5.03%
Toshiba 4.62%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Intel 1.03%
MSI 0.96%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.48%
ASUS All Series 3.81%
ACER Aspire M3641 3.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com


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