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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,259
United States Rank #25,894
Reach 0.0018%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.93.175.0 2.94%
2.50.214.0 2.94%
1.83.315.0 44.12%
1.83.311.0 35.29%
1.62.373.0 14.71%

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WOW! Security

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What is WOW! Security?

WOW! Security is a branded verrsion of F-Secure's security product offered to WOW! Wireless customers.

Overview

WOW! Security is a software program developed by F-Secure. The most common release is 1.83.315.0, 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). The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 21.95 MB (23,012,412 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.f-secure.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WOW Security\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WOW Security\\fsuninstall.exe" --operatorID 46070
Estimated size: 21.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WOW! Security

  • 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_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_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
  • fs_aua_command.exe - F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (F-Secure Automatic Update Agent Command Tool)
  • fsaua.dll
  • 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
  • fs_preinstall_handler.exe - F-Secure preinstall Handler

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fsscan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled scanning task' (runs weekly on Fridays at 00:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • 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)
  • 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".
  • fshoster32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure Hoster (28313)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elisa Turvakeskus\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 WOW! Security?

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Or, you can uninstall WOW! Security 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 WOW! Security, 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 WOW! Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.94%
Windows 10 32.35%
Windows Vista 8.82%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 8 2.94%

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 48.28%
Dell 27.59%
Acer 6.90%
Toshiba 6.90%
Sony 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
Dell Inspiron 545 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1233w 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.33%
Sony VGN-FZ210CE 3.33%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com

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