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What is forcefield.exe?

Part of ZoneAlarm Browser Security by Check Point Software Technologies

What is it?

Check Point's ZoneAlarm ForceField is designed to secure Web browsing sessions through the use of browser virtualization, inline download scanning and DNS validation services.
Description of forcefield.exe from Check Point Software Technologies
Get ZoneAlarm ForceField for your browser. ForceField works hard at Web safety so you don't have to, but you should continue to browse with common sense in mind.
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How does forcefield.exe run?

Process - forcefield.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. forcefield.exe is executed by the process iswsvc.exe (ZoneAlarm Browser Security by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd).

How does forcefield.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - forcefield.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ISW' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the forcefield.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of forcefield.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is forcefield.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU611.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
25.13 MB RAM116.7%
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.
              22 GDI objects14.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\forcefield.exe

Are there other versions of ZoneAlarm Browser Security?

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 ZoneAlarm Browser Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a global provider of IT security solutions, best known for its firewall and VPN products. Today the company develops, More...
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File details

File name: forcefield.exe
Publisher: Check Point Software Technologies (verified)
Name: ZoneAlarm Browser Security
Description: ZoneAlarm Browser Security
Version: 1, 5, 350, 0
Size: 1.07 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/5/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007996931%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007385006%
User CPU: 0.00006119244605%
Privileged CPU time: 5881.24 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,404,734,639
CPU cycle count /min: 12,288,153
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 155.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 162.64 MB
Paged memory: 25.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.31 MB
Paged system memory: 218.22 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.45 KB
Working set memory: 6.55 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.23 MB
Min working set memory: 3.3 MB
Private memory: 25.13 MB
Page faults: 17,069
Page faults /min: 21
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 79
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.17 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.47 KB
Total write operations: 213
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.18 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.48 KB
Total other operations: 29,127
Other operations /min: 36
Total other transfer: 783.51 KB
Other Transfer /min: 986 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 22
Peak GDI objects: 24
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 24
Handle count average: 361
Thread count average: 23
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe /icon="hidden"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ISW
Command: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden"

Image hashes

MD5: 48b8babcf7bbb5966e1061d8c88b4acb
SHA-1: 2d24bfb9fb9aecaa893361bd5da7c6e4f1112c6a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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