What does the fsgk32.exe file do?
The fsgk32.exe process is also known as F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler (Version 32-bit) and is a part of F-Secure Anti-Virus or, as the case may be, F-Secure Corp. fsgk32. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fsgk32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler 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)
- fsgk32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fsgk32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fsgk32.exe F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler
fsgk32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fsgk32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 681,000 bytes (14% of all these files), 687,656 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The fsgk32 file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Fsgk32.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 24% 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 fsgk32.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 fsgk32?
|Read and learn, dont seems to be any harm for the computer but: Windows starts up real slow after installing F-Secure product, fssm32.exe taking up all CPU time for certain period, and they tell that you can do something about it. Just read! (further information...) |
|F-Secure component no probs with it |
|F-Secure is wellaware of this problem. If you contact them they send you a file that takes a diagnosis of your system. After they check it out they send you a file together with very accurate information on how to switch a file in your system and insert the one sent. That handled my problem entirely. |
|Constantly coming up with errors, and leaving the computer in a state where it won't do anything and needs to be restarted. Very frustrating...Especially during exam season. |
|This is part of the Shaw Secure free anti virus program |
Summary: 3 users judge fsgk32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. fsgk32
To remove F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. fsgk32 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fsgk32.exe (F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler) 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 F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler 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 fsgk32.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.
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