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What is fsssvc.exe?

Part of Windows Live Family Safety Service by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Family Safety (formerly Windows Live Family Safety), developed by Microsoft, is free parental monitoring and content-control software. Family Safety has a Windows Filtering Platform driver to filter web browsing.
Description of fsssvc.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft announced that Windows Live Family Safety will be renamed to Microsoft Family Safety and will be built-in as part of its Windows 8 operating system. With Windows 8, you can monitor what your kids are doing, no matter where they use their PC. All you have to do is create a Windows user account for each child, check the box to turn on Family Safety, and then review weekly reports that describe your children’s PC use. No additional downloads, installation wizards, or configuration steps are required.
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How does fsssvc.exe run?

Service - fsssvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'fsssvc' (Windows Live Family Safety). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Windows Live Family Safety runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the fsssvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of fsssvc.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fsssvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU54.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.01 MB RAM23.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\family safety\fsssvc.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)

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File details

File name: fsssvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live Family Safety Service
Description: Windows Live Family Safety Service
Version: 14.0.8064.0206
Size: 520.86 KB
Original file name: fsssvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000250578%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000195678%
User CPU: 0.00000548997313%
Privileged CPU time: 499.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,380,832,826
CPU cycle count /min: 137,623
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 78.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 84.43 MB
Paged memory: 5.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.07 MB
Paged system memory: 138.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.02 KB
Working set memory: 6.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.64 MB
Min working set memory: 6.42 MB
Private memory: 5.01 MB
Page faults: 12,311
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 31
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 29
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3.09 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 8,034
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 106.86 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 323
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages
advapi32.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Windows Live Family Safety
Service name: fsssvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service enables Family Safety on the computer. If this service is not running, Family Safety will not work.”

Image hashes

MD5: 9b1622ebeb31b3411b13382ffcb8737d
SHA-1: d5e01a0fb7c6d16b336a6cdbbaf6764acc81eb94
SHA-256: 528cbde1b92eb27b0fe7d7f5944a3828c26e51a27532bb434d66a3886aed3901

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
fwpuclnt.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp110.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr110.dll
msvcr80.dll
msvcr90.dll
netapi32.dll
ole32.dll
psapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
webservices.dll
wevtapi.dll
winhttp.dll
wininet.dll
wintrust.dll
ws2_32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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