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What is FwcMgmt.exe?

Part of Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server by Microsoft (R)

What is it?

Microsoft Firewall Client Management is a software component of Microsoft Windows that provides firewalling and packet filtering functions. The firewall is based on the Windows Filtering Platform. With the advanced packet filter, rules can also be specified for source and destination IP addresses and port ranges.
Description of fwcmgmt.exe from Microsoft (R)
A Firewall client is a computer with Firewall Client software installed and enabled. Windows Sockets (Winsock) applications running on Firewall clients can send requests to remote destinations transparently through the Microsoft Firewall service of ISA Server. Setting up Firewall Client does not configure individual Winsock applications. Instead, a dynamic-link library (FwcWsp.dll) in the Firewall Client software becomes a Winsock layered service provider (LSP) that all Winsock applications use transparently. This way, the Firewall Client LSP can intercept Winsock function calls from client applications and then route a request to the original underlying base service provider if the destination is local or to the Firewall service on an ISA Server computer if the destination is remote.
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How does fwcmgmt.exe run?

Process - FwcMgmt.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. FwcMgmt.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the fwcmgmt.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of fwcmgmt.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is FwcMgmt.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00000005% CPU0.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.36 MB RAM6.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              30 GDI objects20.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft firewall client 2004\fwcmgmt.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About Microsoft (R) Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: FwcMgmt.exe
Publisher: Microsoft (R) Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Description: Microsoft Firewall Client Management
Version: 4.0
Size: 114.81 KB
Original file name: FwcMgmt.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000001091%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000000546%
User CPU: 0.00000005456136%
Total CPU time: 125 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 62.5 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.31 MB
Paged memory: 1.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.4 MB
Paged system memory: 94.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.52 KB
Working set memory: 4.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.98 MB
Min working set memory: 4.98 MB
Private memory: 1.36 MB
Page faults: 1,368
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 99
Total read transfer: 307.93 KB
Total write operations: 12
Total write transfer: 958 Bytes
Total other operations: 679
Total other transfer: 119.68 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 30
USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 283
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Firewall Client 2004\FwcMgmt.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: e0cfd788dfd9c3ff61c27d2f17ced166
SHA-1: 1acabf4c8c39ef8a9e50d9bb15bba76393cdf511
SHA-256: 6009f1a9b71788e4a4e5322543ccb5208ddfd1b9a9f89abc20ca758a66309da0

PE image details

File entropy: 6.38851
File packed: No
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