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What is ForceField.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 ForceField.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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ForceField.exe file information

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

The process known as ZoneAlarm Browser Security or ZoneAlarm ForceField or ZoneAlarm Toolbar belongs to software ZoneAlarm Browser Security or ZoneAlarm Toolbar or ZoneAlarm ForceField by Check Point Software Technologies (www.checkpoint.com).

Description: ForceField.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ForceField.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 730,480 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 738,944 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/forcefield.exe.html 
ForceField.exe is a Verisign signed file. ForceField.exe is digitally signed. ForceField.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). ForceField.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with ForceField.exe, you can do the following:

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

Forcefield .exe was sometimes preventing my pc from logging off. I found out it was part of the Zone Alarm toolbar and removed it using Revo uninstaller.
  Robert  
it takes over 600MB of memory and ties up machine when it runs on XP
  Ron  
ForceField is a virtualization software that the user during the web browsing session. This product builds a virtual shield around your web browser to stop web based attacks as you surf. It creates a temporary clone of your browser, so anything conducted in the web browser is protected. It detects dangerous and malware type of downloads making downloading programs safe. Its dual engines stop you from giving information to both known and unknown fraudulent sites on the web.
  Jet22   (further information)
ForceField.exe ist Bestandteil von Zone Alarm ForceField von Check Point Software Technologies.
  Benjamite   (further information)
ForceField ist ein Schutzprogramm von Zonealarm und schütz vor unsicheren Internetseiten.
  Paul von Egal   (further information)
die datei gehört zur zone alarm software. die datei ist ungefährlich, aber auch nicht so wirklich nützlich. man kan drauf verzichten.
  Frank   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of ForceField.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think ForceField.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 thinks ForceField.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving ForceField issues

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