What does the fsdfwd.exe file do?
The fsdfwd.exe process is also known as F-Secure Anti-Virus Internet Shield daemon or, as the case may be, F-Secure Internet Shield daemon and is a part of F-Secure Anti-Virus Internet Shield or, as the case may be, F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fsdfwd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- fsdfwd.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fsdfwd.exe 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)
- fsdfwd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fsdfwd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fsdfwd.exe fsdfwd.exe
fsdfwd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fsdfwd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 510,560 bytes (22% of all these files), 208,959 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Fsdfwd.exe is capable of supervise programs, hide itself from other programs as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 48% 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 fsdfwd.exe. 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 fsdfwd?
|F-Secure process |
|Part of F-Secure -internet security suite (further information...) |
|it's an fsecure file |
Summary: 5 users judge fsdfwd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall F-Secure Anti-Virus Internet Shield or F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon
To remove fsdfwd.exe 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 Internet Shield or F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if fsdfwd.exe (fsdfwd.exe) 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 fsdfwd.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for fsdfwd.exe 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 fsdfwd.exe 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.