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What does the fssm32.exe file do?

The fssm32.exe process is also known as F-Secure Scanner Manager (Version 32-bit) and is a part of F-Secure Anti-Virus or, as the case may be, F-Secure Corp. fssm32. This software is produced by F-Secure (www.f-secure.com). An obsolete or defective version of fssm32.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 fssm32.exe F-Secure Scanner Manager

fssm32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Fssm32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,413,088 bytes (12% of all these files), 1,273,384 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Fssm32.exe is capable of track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 27% 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 fssm32.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 fssm32?

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Summary: 20 users judge fssm32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted fssm32.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. fssm32

To remove F-Secure Scanner Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate F-Secure Anti-Virus or F-Secure Corp. fssm32 in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if fssm32.exe (F-Secure Scanner Manager) 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 Scanner Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for F-Secure Scanner Manager 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 fssm32.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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