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Administration Guide

FortiClient (Windows) processes

The following table identifies the processes in Task Manager used by FortiClient (Windows):

Name

Description

Purpose

fcappdb.exe

FortiClient Application Database Service

Network Access Control (NAC) and AV

FortiClient.exe

FortiClient Console

FortiClient GUI

FortiClient IPsec VPN Service

Remote Access for IPsec VPN

fortifws.exe

FortiClient Firewall Service

Application Firewall

FCDBLog.exe

FortiClient Logging Daemon

Logging

FortiClient_Diagnostic_Tool.exe

FortiClient Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic Tool

FortiESNAC.exe

FortiClient Network Access Control

FortiClient Telemetry

FortiProxy.exe

FortiClient Proxy Service

AV and Web Filter

fmon.exe

FortiClient Realtime AntiVirus Protection

AV

fcaptmon.exe

FortiClient Sandbox Agent

Sandbox Detection

FortiScand.exe

FortiClient Scan Server

AV to offload AV scanning to a separate process

scheduler.exe

FortiClient Scheduler

Windows ensures FortiClient services are running when needed

FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe

FortiClient SSLVPN daemon

Remote Access for SSL VPN

FCHelper64.exe

FortiClient System Helper

FortiClient ensures 32-bit processes can access 64-bit resources

FortiTray.exe

FortiClient System Tray Controller

FortiTray

FortiClient User Avatar Agent

Used by FortiClient and FortiClient Telemetry to obtain avatar images for users

FortiClient Virus Feedback Service

Used by AV and FortiClient use to submit samples to FortiGuard

FortiClient Vulnerability Scan Daemon and Engine

FortiClient Vulnerability Scan engine

FortiWF.exe

FortiClient Web Filter Service

Used by Web Filter

FortiClient (Windows) processes

The following table identifies the processes in Task Manager used by FortiClient (Windows):

Name

Description

Purpose

fcappdb.exe

FortiClient Application Database Service

Network Access Control (NAC) and AV

FortiClient.exe

FortiClient Console

FortiClient GUI

FortiClient IPsec VPN Service

Remote Access for IPsec VPN

fortifws.exe

FortiClient Firewall Service

Application Firewall

FCDBLog.exe

FortiClient Logging Daemon

Logging

FortiClient_Diagnostic_Tool.exe

FortiClient Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic Tool

FortiESNAC.exe

FortiClient Network Access Control

FortiClient Telemetry

FortiProxy.exe

FortiClient Proxy Service

AV and Web Filter

fmon.exe

FortiClient Realtime AntiVirus Protection

AV

fcaptmon.exe

FortiClient Sandbox Agent

Sandbox Detection

FortiScand.exe

FortiClient Scan Server

AV to offload AV scanning to a separate process

scheduler.exe

FortiClient Scheduler

Windows ensures FortiClient services are running when needed

FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe

FortiClient SSLVPN daemon

Remote Access for SSL VPN

FCHelper64.exe

FortiClient System Helper

FortiClient ensures 32-bit processes can access 64-bit resources

FortiTray.exe

FortiClient System Tray Controller

FortiTray

FortiClient User Avatar Agent

Used by FortiClient and FortiClient Telemetry to obtain avatar images for users

FortiClient Virus Feedback Service

Used by AV and FortiClient use to submit samples to FortiGuard

FortiClient Vulnerability Scan Daemon and Engine

FortiClient Vulnerability Scan engine

FortiWF.exe

FortiClient Web Filter Service

Used by Web Filter