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Program info

Estimated safety rating


fbw.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if fbw.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\FBW.exe

This application is usually stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\FBW.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b4477861830dbfc9e6d450693c9238d3.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of current PC chips. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Hotspot Shield 6.0.4

The description present in the exe is Hotspot Shield 6.0.4.

File version

 6, 0, 4, 9836

File version stored as a property 6, 0, 4, 9836.


 AnchorFree Inc.

Author AnchorFree Inc..


 Copyright (C)

Legal copyright notice Copyright (C) .

Has valid windows


fbw.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to the user.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


fbw.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from fbw.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 AnchorFree Inc

Digitally signed by: AnchorFree Inc

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.