What does the fpshx.eng file do?
The fpshx.eng process is also known as FSAV Shell Extensions English Localization DLL and is a part of F-Secure Anti-Virus. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fpshx.eng can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- fpshx.eng has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fpshx.eng has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fpshx.eng has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fpshx.eng. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fpshx.eng fpshx.eng
fpshx.eng is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fpshx.eng is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 31,232 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. Fpshx.eng also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The fpshx file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves fpshx.eng. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about fpshx?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall F-Secure Anti-Virus
To remove fpshx.eng from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for F-Secure Anti-Virus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if fpshx.eng (fpshx.eng) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of fpshx.eng. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for fpshx.eng or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or fpshx.eng is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.