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What is FF_Protection.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 FF_Protection.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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FF_Protection.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FF_Protection
FF_Protection.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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 keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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 8/7/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.

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User Comments

Program usually for Dell computers to attempt to protect the harddrive if it senses it is in freefall
  Oniya  
Belongs to STMicroelectronics Accelerometer
  Alex  
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
  netsec_ct  
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.
  Shane  
FF_Protection is hte process behind FreeFallProtection application. Used to protect HDs using accelerometers
  Ariel Yaroshevich   (further information)
Important. Dell Freefall
  Menster  
Used to protect the harddrive from free fall in dell/alienware laptops
  Andy  
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
  HYSK  
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.
  Guest  

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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Best practices for resolving FF_Protection issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FF_Protection. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 FF_Protection.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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