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What is hsswd.exe?

Hsswd.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 hsswd.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.

Hsswd.exe file information

The process known as Hotspot Shield Monitoring Service belongs to software Hotspot Shield or Expat Shield by AnchorFree (anchorfree.com).

Description: Hsswd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file hsswd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 329,544 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 389,928 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hsswd.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Hsswd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to uninstall the software Hotspot Shield or Expat Shield using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify hsswd.exe related errors

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

It's a HotSpot Shield Software file.
that is a part of HotSpot Program (Proxy type)
its fine programm not to worry..

Summary: Average user rating of hsswd.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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