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.
This application is usually stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\FBW.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b4477861830dbfc9e6d450693c9238d3.
This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
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.
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.
The description present in the exe is Hotspot Shield 6.0.4.
File version stored as a property 6, 0, 4, 9836.
Author AnchorFree Inc..
Legal copyright notice Copyright (C) .
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.
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.
fbw.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from fbw.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: AnchorFree Inc
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.