How to remove the FGKey64 virus

Most antivirus programs identify FGKey64.exe as malware.

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FGKey64.exe file information

The process known as Folder Guard Utility appears to belong to software Folder Guard by WinAbility Software (

Description: FGKey64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FGKey64.exe is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The software has no file description. File is hidden. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using FGKey64.exe, you can also uninstall Folder Guard from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify FGKey64.exe related errors

Important: You should check the FGKey64.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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Best practices for resolving FGKey64 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active FGKey64 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the FGKey64.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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