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What is flock.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 flock.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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Flock.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with flock
Flock.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Flock belongs to software FoxyTunes for Firefox or Flock (2.0) or Flock (2.5.5) or Flock (2.5) by Flock (www.flock.com) or TALK.TO FZC.

Description: Flock.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Flock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 116,024 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/flock.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with flock.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > FoxyTunes for Firefox or Flock (2.5)).

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If flock.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The flock.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The flock.exe file is not a Windows system file. Flock.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with flock.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Flock).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as flock.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the flock.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

flock.exe is part of Flock developed by Flock Inc., located in c:\Program Files\Flock\flock.exe.
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Summary: Average user rating of flock.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving flock issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with flock. 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.

To help you analyze the flock.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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