Process File: fspex or fspex.exe
Process Name: F-Secure Anti-Virus Updater
fspex.exe is a process associated with F-Secure Anti-Virus Software.
You may need to uninstall and reinstall your anti-virus ap.
Did you get this from your ISP? Do you like it? Do you have their firewall too?
If you do have their firewall, do not run the one that comes with XP. Running two firewalls may cause conflicts and connectivity problems.
The following are tools to have for protection and/or maintenance and to have ready when you need them.Antivirus programs - freeware
(you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict so if you have a current one that you keep updated do not install an additional one.)
Avast Anti-virus freewarehttp://www.komando.com/bestshareware.aspAnti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)
Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)
Microsoft Windows Defender
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
. Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...a2/default.mspx
The following are web based scans that should be put in "bookmarks" in IE.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scannerhttp://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
Panda Activescan http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan
Etrust Anti-virus web scannerhttp://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
online trojan scans here –
Windows Security Trojanscanhttp://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
One scan that will work with Mozilla based browsers:
Trend Micro antivirus European Edition (supports Mozilla based browsers)http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php
Edited by Enthusiast, 23 March 2006 - 03:07 PM.