How to eliminate fssfltr_tdi driver problemsThe fssfltr_tdi.sys (Family Safety Filter driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The fssfltr_tdi.sys process is also known as Family Safety Filter Driver (TDI) and is a part of Windows Live Family Safety or, as the case may be, fssfltr. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of fssfltr_tdi.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Family Safety Filter driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Family Safety Filter driver 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)
- fssfltr_tdi.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fssfltr_tdi.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fssfltr_tdi.sys Family Safety Filter driver
fssfltr_tdi.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fssfltr_tdi.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 54,760 bytes (66% of all these files), 54,752 bytes or, as the case may be, 55,152 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This fssfltr_tdi program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The fssfltr_tdi file is not part of the Windows operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 21% 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 fssfltr_tdi.sys. 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 fssfltr_tdi?
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 Windows Live Family Safety or fssfltr
To remove Family Safety Filter driver 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 Windows Live Family Safety or fssfltr in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fssfltr_tdi.sys (Family Safety Filter driver) 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 Family Safety Filter driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Family Safety Filter driver 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 fssfltr_tdi.sys 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.