What is fsav32.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 fsav32.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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Fsav32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fsav32
Fsav32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FSAV Handler belongs to software F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Policy Manager Console or F-Secure Anti-Virus Client by F-Secure (

Description: Fsav32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The fsav32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 488,104 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 347,232 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Fsav32.exe is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with fsav32.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramF-Secure Policy Manager Console or F-Secure Anti-Virus Client.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fsav32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fsav32.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

fsav32.exe is associated with F-Secure Anti-Virus. It's real-time antivirus scanning module of F-Secure (it scans programs and files for viruses as they are accessed or created/downloaded).
I use it all the time it is this program F-Secure Anti-Virus
  andrew harris  

Summary: Average user rating of fsav32.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think fsav32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving fsav32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fsav32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fsav32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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