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Process name: Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ix Module
Application using this process: Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ix
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is fde.dll doing on my computer?
fde.dll is a process belonging to the Win32.StartPage.ix Trojan and assists this virus. Non-system processes like fde.dll originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.
Is fde.dll harmful?
Warning! fde.dll is considered to be a dangerous process and should be removed. Running issues with this processes can increase the risk of malware infection if bugs are present. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
fde.dll is a dangerous process
Can I stop or remove fde.dll?
fde.dll is most likely a virus or Trojan, in which case it should be stopped or removed immediately. We recommend you use an anti-virus software to identify and remove dangerous processes.
Is fde.dll CPU intensive?
This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.