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What does the Security.exe file do?

The Security.exe process is also known as protect file and folder and is a part of FP or, as the case may be, Project1. This software is produced by OICsoft (www.oicsoft.com) or, as the case may be, eMule (www.emule-project.net). An obsolete or defective version of Security.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 Security.exe protect file and folder

Security.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Security.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 65,536 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This Security.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Security.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A Security.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,334,464 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Security.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks.

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 Security.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 Security?

appeared out of nowhere..with the virus

Summary: One user judges Security.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted Security.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall FP or Project1

Security.exe protect file and folder fix

To remove protect file and folder 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 FP or Project1 in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Security.exe (protect file and folder) 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 protect file and folder. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for protect file and folder 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 Security.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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