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What is FF_Protection.exe?

FF_Protection.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 FF_Protection.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.

FF_Protection.exe file information

The process known as FF_Protection MFC Application belongs to software FF_Protection Application by STMicroelectronics (www.st.com).

Description: FF_Protection.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FF_Protection.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,384,896 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 686,704 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ff_protection.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. FF_Protection.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall Accelerometer or AccelerometerP11 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) ask for help from Support [1][2].

Recommended: Identify FF_Protection.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FF_Protection.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FF_Protection.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

Program usually for Dell computers to attempt to protect the harddrive if it senses it is in freefall
Belongs to STMicroelectronics Accelerometer
Accelerometer and Free Fall protection for Dell laptop?
It the Free Fall protection program for the Free Fall sensors in the harddisk drive on Dell laptops
It's a FreeFall protection application that protects your computer, see it a lot on Dells. You can goto control panel and find it, FreeFall Data Protection. Toshiba Is HDD protection and so on.
FF_Protection is hte process behind FreeFallProtection application. Used to protect HDs using accelerometers
  Ariel Yaroshevich   (further information)
Important. Dell Freefall
Used to protect the harddrive from free fall in dell/alienware laptops
It is a freefall protection off a dell notebook or other mobile device. It maybe made to protect your device but can cause some problems with power bevaivior and closing/ opening device cover (staying active or goin to sleep mode in the process). The programm uses alot of your memory and can cause bluescreens. There is no reason to say its more important and safe than it could be harmfull. I reccomend uninstalling
It's a Dell Program that detects freefall and attempts to protect the HDD
  Don Thanderlus  
Its a program found on dell computers to help the harddrive incase it starts to free fall
  Darragh Staunton  
I have no hard drive, just SSD. So FF_prot is a waste for me.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FF_Protection.exe: based on 12 votes with 12 user comments.
7 users think FF_Protection.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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