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What is f-stopw.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The f-stopw.exe process belongs to the F-Stop W NT/2000/XP software, created by FRISK Software International. The f-stopw.exe process primarily serves as an on-access antivirus background scanner for the F-Prot Antivirus program.

The process f-stopw.exe gives superior protection to computers against viruses and other malware applications. It can provide 100 percent detection of ITW viruses and approximately 96.34 percent of Zoo viruses.

The f-stopw.exe process guards the user's computer in real-time, as it automatically scans every file that the user accesses. This process features a facility called "Integrity Checker', which has the capacity to record inputs of the activities occurring in the system while it is running. The Integrity Checker allows the user to track all the changes made to files, folders, and boot sectors. The process f-stopw.exe also performs regular scheduling of scanning and definition updates.

Upon installation of the f-stopw.exe process, a default icon of it becomes available in the system tray. Double-clicking this icon launches the main application window of f-stopw.exe process, thereby allowing the user to easily utilize the functions of this process. To disable or enable the on-access scanner service of the f-stopw.exe process, the user can simply right-click the icon and press the option. Since execution of this process has a minimal impact on the computer system, it is ideal to use even for older computers.

The process f-stopw.exe is a trustworthy program and must, therefore, be allowed to run freely in the system. Although not a Windows core file, the f-stopw.exe process is very essential for the absolute virus protection of the user's computer. Elimination of this process may be very disadvantageous to the functionality of other programs.

The known file size that the f-stopw.exe process occupies on disk ranges from 296400 to 300872 bytes. It is located in a subfolder under C:/Program files. It is necessary for this process to run at startup to achieve maximum efficiency.

Author: FRISK Software International.

Author URL: http://

Part Of: F-Prot Antivirus Software

Memory Usage: High, because the f-stopw.exe process can use a maximum of approximately 2Mb of memory resources when running.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Program Files\fsi\f-prot\

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