What is FATrayMon.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 FATrayMon.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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FATrayMon.exe file information

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

The process known as FATrayMon belongs to software Face Recognition or Command Center or FastAccess or Alienware Command Center by Sensible Vision (

Description: FATrayMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FATrayMon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 95,560 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 95,496 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The FATrayMon.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. FATrayMon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > FastAccess or Face Recognition).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FATrayMon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FATrayMon.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 DO have the Fast Access Anywhere Facial Recognition Software program, and this file belongs to it, apparently as long as it is located in the correct place! I use a very good virus protection program (ESET Smart Security), and run both CCleaner and Malwarebytes often, and have never had a problem with this file.
  Robin Patrick   (further information)
I notice that Sensible Vision is also the author of the (so-far very annoying and ineffective) Face Recognition application that came with my Windows 10 installation (Dell Inspiron 5558) and which runs during my user login. i wonder if FATrayMON is connected to this app in some way
  Bill Robertson  

Summary: Average user rating of FATrayMon.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks FATrayMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving FATrayMon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FATrayMon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FATrayMon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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