How to Remove “fpcount.exe”

What is fpcount.exe?


Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, fpcount.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Microsoft FrontPage Hit Counter that is associated with Microsoft FrontPage 2000.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

fpcount.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after fpcount.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with fpcount.exe malware?


If your system is affected by fpcount.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • fpcount.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove fpcount.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove fpcount.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.


The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:40 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f61df44c15622d53
ff0be995dd412529
74e21feb
039f18532c4f4630
b57f7ea7c165474f
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b8230e0dcc6f59ca
3126bfacf02e1cbb
e0fd5f0a
ee8048d4024e1b06
b7c8ebd009966d40
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0d3ef3dc398158b8
8dc314f46fa7a4ec
941e98d2
a6e17e13d4aeca03
1806bfba2e52a81a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 Spain N/A
4 N/A Executable e87fafcda19d1567
1a3fffe6796a3e0f
ee63acda
a57cc47b242e423b
edd4f06beddce464
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 8:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4de507e37759a183
96880736224e9603
d9c5b898
15b96ecefd88bcf5
c9c668eb3dac1e13
No 4.0.2.5526 4.0.2.5526 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d255c878b8ae40e4
2baa9aa647075648
f0d4f15d
224b007d7c4292f8
186c7b7762161bd9
No 4.0.2.7523 4.0.2.7523 10.224.1.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e321fe200f7e929
a89852790f90b02a
5918ae9a
768c98f1f2eca861
bdcd4dec2466c6ca
No 4.0.2.4317 4.0.2.4317 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable c9c07f8289dbaa51
2d7f665f0585711c
049cc7e9
3fa2091261e8e696
33b367b8a8c131cc
No N/A N/A United States
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