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What is fbw.exe?

Part of FBW Application

Description of fbw.exe from the publisher
Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers, hackers, ISP‘s, from viewing your web browsing activities, instant messages, downloads, credit card information or anything else you send over the network. Hotspot Shield security application is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use. Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP‘s.
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How does fbw.exe run?

Process - fbw.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. fbw.exe is executed by the process openvpntray.exe (by AnchorFree Inc).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the fbw.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of fbw.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fbw.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.14866% CPU1486606.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.98 MB RAM23.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     184 /min8.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
79 GDI objects52.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
239 context switches/sec239.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\fbw.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: fbw.exe
Name: FBW Application
Description: FBW Application
Version: 2, 0, 6, 0
Size: 853.32 KB
Original file name: FBW.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/27/2011
Expiration date: 4/13/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1923843205%
Privileged CPU: 0.0437237092%
User CPU: 0.14866061126641%
Privileged CPU time: 60.09 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 31 ms
Context switches /sec: 239
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 79.62 MB
Paged memory: 4.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.66 MB
Paged system memory: 101.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.59 KB
Working set memory: 12.32 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.27 MB
Min working set memory: 12.32 MB
Private memory: 4.98 MB
Page faults: 4,175
Page faults /min: 2,160
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 229
Read operations /min: 118
Total read transfer: 551.87 KB
Read transfer /min: 285.46 KB
Total write operations: 127
Write operations /min: 66
Total write transfer: 18.85 KB
Write transfer /min: 9.75 KB
Total other operations: 1,212
Other operations /min: 627
Total other transfer: 61.5 KB
Other Transfer /min: 31.81 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 79
USER objects: 34
Handle count average: 246
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\fbw.exe -sp 896

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1877
TCP: localhost on port 1840

Image hashes

MD5: da2e03bb704e87626c1cdf7f1e15a49b
SHA-1: f5cd83b8acee673fdf907a4e4acfd6c95ec4c9b1
SHA-256: 8a8a18d0ef7321fa9d6a5419126c379fc6b64eda5169c8ed084e2a2bb9879ee0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File entropy: 6.43877
File packed: No
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