What is fsgk32st.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 fsgk32st.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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Fsgk32st.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fsgk32st
Fsgk32st.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning Service or fsgk32st belongs to software F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. Startup service by F-Secure (

Description: Fsgk32st.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fsgk32st.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 36,947 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Fsgk32st.exe is not a Windows system file. Fsgk32st.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with fsgk32st.exe, you may also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramF-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Anti-Virus Client.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fsgk32st.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fsgk32st.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

fsgk32.exe is a process associated with F-Secure Anti-Virus. This process should not be removed to ensure that your system security is not breached
  ilectrcbob   (further information)
The fsgk32st.exe process is a core component of your FSecure security software. If this process is not running, FSecure will not be able to effectively protect your computer from threats such as viruses and trojans. You should leave this process running in order to maintain your computer's security.
  laacis   (further information)
F-secure Component
F-secure Component

Summary: Average user rating of fsgk32st.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think fsgk32st.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving fsgk32st issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fsgk32st. 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 fsgk32st.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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