By AnchorFree Inc (Signed)

Remove fbw.exe
Warning 5 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of fbw.exe.


There are 6 versions of fbw.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2, 91, 0, 0. fbw.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The average file size is about 521.36 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to AnchorFree Inc by VeriSign. Numerous variations of fbw.exe have been installed with both Hotspot Shield 2.93 and Hotspot Shield 3.09. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 13.11 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 2 Bytes per minute.

What is fbw.exe?

Hotspot Shield allows you to create a VPN, or virtual private network, so you can transfer your data securely. When you access the Internet through such connections, you risk having your computer or mobile infected by a virus or even an intruder to enter your system. Moreover, the dangers exist that a malicious person can intercept your information and use it for unfriendly reasons.

About fbw.exe (from AnchorFree Inc)

Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers, hackers, ISP‘s, from viewing your web browsin


File name:fbw.exe
Publisher:AnchorFree Inc.
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\fbw.exe
Issued to:AnchorFree Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, March 28, 2011
Expiration date:Monday, April 14, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of fbw.exe.)
AnchorFree Inc
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The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer users the ability to browse the web anonymously to protect their privacy as well as gain access to region-restr...

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 5 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Avira AntiVir TR/Agent.A.2052 2, 72, 0, 0
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1024 2, 72, 0, 0
VIPRE Antivirus 13712 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 2, 72, 0, 0
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.532336 2, 72, 0, 0
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.533360 2, 74, 0, 0

VersionsAll file variations of fbw.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
3a65e839c21e0a96cbc970b3376d68f5 28b22683f2f0a8d0d69b4e8db478d94a262733f8 522.79 KB
4f58e7846baff7a70d5f67299709c85e 050ee0260112f47ee2e0fbe2b3c1e673b2125030 522.44 KB
29624690a5c1a0937bb1671ef5ec3150 c92118ab63880774335d1e72c7a00be3fb33e0f4 521.36 KB
509aaa7426a3f5733bdc5745257225ad dd372a447b48004986eed18ab14c88ee70c815a0 520.86 KB
424f581eaed267a968d50d000443098c c8cd062d136c7ce007d6b60f9b32e74d7143b51b 520.86 KB
3fe60c2b4108d93cd2c976a0f1e6303a bebb349454fb3be74b543a5076f66a4de8565fba 519.86 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 60.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of fbw.exe.
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