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What does the fsgk32st.exe file do?

The fsgk32st.exe process is also known as F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning Service or, as the case may be, fsgk32st and is a part of F-Secure Anti-Virus or, as the case may be, F-Secure Corp. Startup service. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fsgk32st.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about fsgk32st.exe F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning service

fsgk32st.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fsgk32st.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 215,648 bytes (37% of all these files), 45,056 bytes, 36,947 bytes or, as the case may be, 41,043 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The fsgk32st file is not part of the Windows operating system. Fsgk32st.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 32% 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 fsgk32st.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 fsgk32st?

fsgk32.exe is a process associated with F-Secure Anti-Virus. This process should not be removed to ensure that your system security is not breached (further information...)
The fsgk32st.exe process is a core component of your FSecure security software. If this process is not running, FSecure will not be able to effectively protect your computer from threats such as viruses and trojans. You should leave this process running in order to maintain your computer's security.
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Summary: 2 users judge fsgk32st.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. Startup service

fsgk32st.exe F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning service fix

To remove F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. Startup service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if fsgk32st.exe (F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning service) 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 Anti-Virus Scanning service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for F-Secure Anti-Virus Scanning service 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 fsgk32st.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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