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What is fwservice.exe?

Part of PC Tools Firewall Plus by PC Tools

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How does fwservice.exe run?

Service - fwservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PCToolsFirewallPlus' (PC Tools Firewall Plus).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the fwservice.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of fwservice.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fwservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00019% CPU1885.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
18.6 MB RAM86.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools firewall plus\fwservice.exe

Are there other versions of PC Tools Firewall Plus?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PC Tools Firewall Plus.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About PC Tools

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File details

File name: fwservice.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Name: PC Tools Firewall Plus
Description: PC Tools Firewall Plus service
Version: 7, 0, 0, 110
Size: 280.3 KB
Original file name: FWService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004246080%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002360809%
User CPU: 0.00018852708716%
Privileged CPU time: 2839.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 557,715,929
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 135.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 147.55 MB
Paged memory: 18.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 20.13 MB
Paged system memory: 151.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 40.13 KB
Working set memory: 1.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.42 MB
Min working set memory: 1.41 MB
Private memory: 18.6 MB
Page faults: 1,289,578
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 15,306
Total read transfer: 5.57 MB
Total write operations: 144
Total write transfer: 11.09 KB
Total other operations: 1,904,059
Total other transfer: 111.45 MB
Handle count average: 574
Thread count average: 40
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe"

Service details

Name: PC Tools Firewall Plus
Service name: PCToolsFirewallPlus
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “PC Tools Firewall Plus service”

Image hashes

MD5: 185dc440d18181d9fbb074c326a2d1d0
SHA-1: 0ca3419d84534fda6c1345e9dc374144a9241b39

PE image details

File packed: No
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