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What is fsdfwd.exe?

Part of F-Secure Internet Shield by F-Secure

What is it?

F-Secure Internet Shield daemon for F-Secure antivirus the Browsing Protection platform. White-labeled versions of F-Secure’s security software are also available. DeepGuard is an F-Secure in-house developed HIPS or advanced system monitoring technology, which detects new or unknown malware intrusions based on unusual, suspicious changes in the Windows system. DeepGuard is resource intensive and requires fairly strong hardware to work without affecting customer experience.
Description of fsdfwd.exe from F-Secure
F-Secure protects the content on your computer and safeguards you when you are browsing the web. Computer security is protection against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and identity theft. Online safety is protection against harmful websites, getting fooled during any activities online or protecting your children against unwanted websites or uncontrolled online life. Easy to install and does not slow down your computer.
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How does fsdfwd.exe run?

Service - fsdfwd.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'FSDFWD' (F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the fsdfwd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of fsdfwd.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fsdfwd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00022% CPU2232.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.81 MB RAM31.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          240 /min10.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          11 context switches/sec11.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\centurylink online security\fwes\program\fsdfwd.exe

Are there other versions of F-Secure Internet Shield?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 F-Secure Internet Shield.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation (formerly Data Fellows) is an anti-virus and computer security and computer software company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company has 20 More...
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File details

File name: fsdfwd.exe
Publisher: F-Secure Corporation (verified)
Name: F-Secure Internet Shield
Description: F-Secure Internet Shield daemon
Version: 6.24.103
Product version: 6.24 Build 103
Size: 510.59 KB
Original file name: fsdfwd.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/25/2006
Expiration date: 12/15/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006827497%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004595341%
User CPU: 0.00022321563736%
Privileged CPU time: 10982.47 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
CPU cycle count: 708,603,383
CPU cycle count /min: 168,425,472
Context switches /sec: 11
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 67.47 MB
Paged memory: 6.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.74 MB
Paged system memory: 91.56 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.44 KB
Working set memory: 2.74 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.9 MB
Min working set memory: 568 KB
Private memory: 6.81 MB
Page faults: 775,936
Page faults /min: 436
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 284,298
Read operations /min: 160
Total read transfer: 24.22 MB
Read transfer /min: 13.93 KB
Total write operations: 142,144
Write operations /min: 80
Total write transfer: 10.29 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.92 KB
Total other operations: 4,666,675
Other operations /min: 2,620
Total other transfer: 152.24 MB
Other Transfer /min: 87.54 KB
Handle count average: 263
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

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\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe"

Service details

Name: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon
Service name: FSDFWD
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon”

Image hashes

MD5: 6bc997049c3cb6e39a7660d4c8cefbe0
SHA-1: 37641c7f8b680718f8ae7772b50ad58500c7b48e

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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