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What is fbw.exe?

Fbw.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if fbw.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Fbw.exe file information

The process known as FBW Application belongs to software Hotspot Shield or Expat Shield by AnchorFree (anchorfree.com).

Description: Fbw.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. fbw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 535,336 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 873,288 bytes, 873,800 bytes or 460,104 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/fbw.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Fbw.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.
In the event of any problems with fbw.exe, you can also uninstall Hotspot Shield or Expat Shield software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fbw.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fbw.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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