How to remove the fcl virus

Most antivirus programs identify fcl.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Pincav.dyo.

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Fcl.exe file information

There is no information about the producer in the process.

Description: Fcl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file fcl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,352 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 413,696 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The fcl.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Fcl.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify fcl.exe related errors

Important: You should check the fcl.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

It is a trojan virus, and if you are infected, it can spread to other computers by email or thumb drive.

Summary: Average user rating of fcl.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks fcl.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving fcl issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active fcl process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the fcl.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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