What is FABS.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 FABS.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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FABS.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FABS
FABS.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Verzeichnisüberwachung und Hilfsaufgaben für die Medienbibliothek or Verzeichnisuberwachung und Hilfsaufgaben fur die Medienbibliothek or FABS - Helping agent for MAGIX media database belongs to software FABS - file change and backup server by MAGIX AG (

Description: FABS.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FABS.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,253,376 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 1,840,128 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The FABS.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. FABS.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with FABS.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Firebird SQL Server - MAGIX Edition or Firebird SQL Server - MAGIX
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

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If FABS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 659,456 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 851,968 bytes and 4 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. FABS.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
In case of problems with FABS.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Firebird SQL Server - MAGIX or Firebird SQL Server.

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

Application is installed alongside with Magix AG software.
  meetoo   (further information)
Verzeichnisüberwachung von MAGIX-Software
Its from Magix Music Maker
  K. Koch  
I know it comes with Music Maker, but if you wanna remove it you have to delete the whole program which is really annoying
FABS is an essential part of Magix software - remove it and you break the software
It's with MAGIX Music Maker.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FABS.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think FABS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving FABS issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FABS. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 FABS.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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