What is FahCore_82.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 FahCore_82.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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FahCore_82.exe file information

The process known as FahCore_82.exe belongs to software HijackThis or Folding by unknown.

Description: FahCore_82.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file FahCore_82.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,683,456 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. FahCore_82.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with FahCore_82.exe come up, you could turn to the software company, Home, for advice or uninstall Folding or Sacred 2 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify FahCore_82.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FahCore_82.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FahCore_82.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

It is one of the processes created by the Folding@Home distributed computing project
diese datei gehört zu dem programm folding@home, welches einen teil der rechenleistung des PCs beansprucht, um sie übers internet einem forschungsprojekt zur bekämpfung von bislang unheilbaren krankheiten zuzuführen, was die rechenleistung des PCs aber nicht mektlich beeinträchtigt
  phlip   (further information)
Its the main .exe file for the folding protien program called Folding at home. Read about it in the link. It a harmless program that uses wasted clock cycles to help out the community cure human dieses like cancer or aids.
  Jason McEwan   (further information)
It is the core file for Folding@Home. Not Dangerous
  Joshua Faucher   (further information)
it slowing my procesor by 50%, everytime a closed it, appear afreter few moments again
if u want to remove it right click it click on file location highlight all files then go back to task menu end all fhcore and fah processes then delete files in folder u will find one more fah file in processes do the same to that 1 right click go to location and delete all files after ending process you will relize that the last folder u delete is actually a back up folder by the way its a harmless file i just hate seein my processer peaking hope u can understand my jargen
  shane poynter  

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Summary: Average user rating of FahCore_82.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think FahCore_82.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. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving FahCore_82 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FahCore_82. 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 FahCore_82.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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