What is e_fatiace.exe?

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 e_fatiace.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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E_fatiace.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with e_fatiace
E_fatiace.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as EPSON Status Monitor (version 3) belongs to software EPSON Status Monitor (version 3) by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (

Description: E_fatiace.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. E_fatiace.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 98,304 bytes. 
E_fatiace.exe is a Microsoft signed file. The e_fatiace.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). E_fatiace.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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


User Comments

e_fatiace.exe belongs to Epson Status Monitor 3 for the Stylus DX3800 Series printer - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, performing Nozzle Checks, Head Cleaning, and Printing Head Alignment, also give access to the "Printer Settings" dialogue etc.

Summary: Average user rating of e_fatiace.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving e_fatiace issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with e_fatiace. 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 e_fatiace.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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