What is fch32.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the fch32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Fch32.exe file information

The process known as F-Secure Configuration Handler belongs to software F-Secure Management Agent by F-Secure (

Description: Fch32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fch32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 125,592 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The fch32.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Fch32.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fch32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fch32.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.


User Comments

fch32.exe is the tray bar process for F-Secure Anti-Virus. It is used for easy access to the F-Secure Anti-Virus application.

Summary: Average user rating of fch32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks fch32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving fch32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fch32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fch32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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