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 FSCapture.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.
Description: FSCapture.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file FSCapture.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,111,552 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,110,528 bytes and 13 more variants.
FSCapture.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. FSCapture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If FSCapture.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 1,258,575 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 1,134,592 bytes or 1,010,688 bytes. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). FSCapture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet.
If FSCapture.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 1,241,600 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The FSCapture.exe file is not a Windows system file. FSCapture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name FSCapture.exe, for example TROJ_Generic.DIT (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the FSCapture.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FSCapture. 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 FSCapture.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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