What is FAH502-Console.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 FAH502-Console.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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FAH502-Console.exe file information

The process known as FAH5.00 belongs to software Folding@Home Client by Stanford University (

Description: FAH502-Console.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FAH502-Console.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\ or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 253,952 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify FAH502-Console.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FAH502-Console.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FAH502-Console.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

I think it's folding at home...
  just passing through   (further information)
It is used to fold protiens please see site below. Uses unsed processes on your computer to help A science reasearch project at Stanford College.
  Glenn E. Adams   (further information)
Its the console version of winfah.exe, a no nonsense version not afflicted by the same directx bugs as winfah.exe
  v00d00   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of FAH502-Console.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think FAH502-Console.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving FAH502-Console issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FAH502-Console. 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 FAH502-Console.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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