What is fsp.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 fsp.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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Fsp.exe file information

The process known as fsp belongs to software Folder Shield or Folder Shield PRO (version by BAxBEx Software (

Description: Fsp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fsp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 170,152 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The fsp.exe file is not a Windows system file. Fsp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Baxbex provides update information ( You could completely remove Folder Shield PRO (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fsp.exe. Therefore, you should check the fsp.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

Gehört zu FolderShield (Anwendung um Ordner und Dateien zu verstecken)
is a file Folder Shiel program for protect folder or invisble folder
Folder Shield
  Max   (further information)
Ist unschädlich, da FolderShield ein Programm zum verstecken von Dateien und Ordnern dient
Gehört zu Folder Shield ist nen geiles Programm zum Dateien verstecken^^

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Summary: Average user rating of fsp.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think fsp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving fsp issues

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