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FBW.exe *32

by annab / September 11, 2011 9:31 AM PDT

Does anyone know what fbw.exe is ? I found it in my task manager.

I tried looking it up not much info about it well none really.

In the meantime I will be trying to find out what it is but I was hoping someone on here knew what it was.

thanks Anna

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Hard to say without knowing more
by Edward ODaniel / September 12, 2011 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: FBW.exe *32

Have you searched your hard drive to see where the file is located? If not do so as the path will help narrow it down.

For instance if it is located in %PROGRAMFILES%\Hotspot Shield\bin\FBW.exe it is something you or someone else downloaded and installed as a security tool to "protect" from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices, etc. Published by AnchorFree

If located in other directories it could be other publishers and other apps.

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Result !!
by facebooksandw1ch / January 24, 2012 11:14 PM PST

Messr O'Daniel -

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Re: resources
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 24, 2012 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Result !!

I wouldn't mind very much about resources used by protection software. Unless it really is too much. But you don't tell about that.


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by facebooksandw1ch / May 30, 2012 5:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: resources

Why would I even bring it up if I weren't enough to cause annoyance?

Image: FBW.exe *32 Memory Use: 1,844K CPU: 45%

Who are you to post such meaningless responses? If you can't help, why bother to betray your own clueless-ness, second-guessing people who already know more than you do?

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Re: whick
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 30, 2012 5:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Whuck?

You hadn't told about that 45%. But that's quite annoying indeed. And it seems wrong.

Probably the best thing you can do is to contact their helpdesk. It's quite unlikely anybody here knows.


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You wait 5 months
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 30, 2012 5:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Whuck?

to respond then all you can do is criticise when you failed to provide the relevant information in the first place?



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