What is 7zFM.exe?

The genuine 7zFM.exe file is a software component of 7-Zip by Igor Pavlov.
7zFM.exe is an executable file that belongs to 7-Zip, a file compression and data archiving program. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. 7-Zip is an open-source program that features a high compression ration in the 7z format, data encryption in the AES-256 bit standard, self-extracting capability, integration with the Windows Shell, a file manager, and support for multiple languages. The program supports the Windows platform. Igor Pavlov is a Russian programmer that is best known for creating the file archiving and compression tool, 7-Zip and its toolset. He also the created the 7z archive format, as well as a few other experimental programs such as 7-max, 7-benchmark, UFA, 777 and BIX.

7ZFM stands for 7-Zip File Manager

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 7zFM.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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7zFM.exe file information

The process known as 7-Zip File Manager belongs to software 7-Zip by Igor Pavlov (

Description: 7zFM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file 7zFM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 421,888 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 746,496 bytes, 420,352 bytes or 388,096 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. 7zFM.exe is not a Windows system file. 7zFM.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ 7-Zip.

Recommended: Identify 7zFM.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 7zFM.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 7zFM.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.


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Best practices for resolving 7zFM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 7zFM. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 7zFM.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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