How to remove the fg virus

Most antivirus programs identify fg.exe as malware—for instance BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.1179825, and TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.001 or TROJ_FINEART.B.

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Fg.exe file information

The process FG.EXE has no identifications of its developer.

Description: Fg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fg.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 25,634 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify fg.exe related errors

Important: You should check the fg.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

Sony - Microvault pen drive fingerprint access software
An executable by this name is part of the Sony sw suite for some MicroVault USB sticks. It is falsly claimed to be a virus by AVG (
  K. Meisenkaiser   (further information)
Biometric thumbprint scanner always brings fg.exe to firewall notice. I assume it has to do with that. Deny access and jumpdrive still works. I dont use the IEAuto Login password saveing, might have to do with that.
FG.exe is a part of Sony fingerprint recognition software, but for whatever reason is recognized as a virus by Norton antivirus. I had to remove Sony microvault software as it conflicted with Norton
I found it and have installed Sony Pendrive software on this machine!
  Chris Cain  
was in documents settings/temp folder
  Neil Dobson  
StarForce 3 cd Check
It is a resource hog, but is part of the Sony MicroVault pen drive installed services.
Pretec usb drive fingerprint acces software
It is a file protection program that uses unsafe rootkit techniques.
    (further information)
Since 1.9.2007: AV ANTIVIR reports it is a trojan TR/Drop.HideVault I removed it and informed the police. It came with a finger print sensor stick,

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of fg.exe: based on 13 votes with 11 user comments. 5 users think fg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks fg.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving fg issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active fg process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the fg.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.

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