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What is fsssvc.exe?

Fsssvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if fsssvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Fsssvc.exe file information

The process known as Family Safety Service or Windows Live Family Safety Service belongs to software Windows Live Family Safety or Windows Live™ OneCare™ Family Safety or Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Fsssvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. fsssvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 533,360 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 523,816 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/fsssvc.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The fsssvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with fsssvc.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Windows Live Family Safety or Windows Live OneCare Family or consult Live's Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify fsssvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fsssvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fsssvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

fsssvc.exe is part of Windows Live OneCare Family Safety developed by Microsoft Corporation.
  Kevin   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of fsssvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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