How to remove an FSScrCtl error
The free file information forum can help you determine if FSScrCtl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
FSScrCtl.exe file information
Description: FSScrCtl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 249,344 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 241,664 bytes.
FSScrCtl.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). FSScrCtl.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify FSScrCtl.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "FSScrCtl" is not required to run at start up. Screen saver control applet used by the "Stardust Screen Saver Toolkit" and "SolidWorks Screen Saver"
- "Screen Saver Control" is not required to run at start up. Installs as part of the Hubble Space Telescope screen saver (and possibly others). Lets you control your installed screensavers from a System Tray icon
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FSScrCtl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FSScrCtl.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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