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What is HpFkCrypt.exe?

HpFkCrypt.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HpFkCrypt.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

HpFkCrypt.exe file information

The process known as Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools Service belongs to software Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools or HP ProtectTools or Drive Encryption for HP by SafeBoot International or McAfee (www.mcafee.com).

Description: HpFkCrypt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HpFkCrypt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 221,184 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 256,544 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hpfkcrypt.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.
If you experience any issues with installation of HpFkCrypt.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools or Drive Encryption for HP from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
  2) get help from the software vendor Safeboot-hp
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify HpFkCrypt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HpFkCrypt.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HpFkCrypt.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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