What is FileOps.exe?

The genuine FileOps.exe file is a software component of Adobe SVG Viewer by Adobe Systems.
FileOps.exe is an executable file that belongs to Adobe SVG Viewer, a browser plug-in that lets users view Scalable Vector Graphics. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Adobe SVG Viewer features support for most scalable vector graphics elements, CSS (cascading style sheets) properties and DOM (document object model) elements, and a signed ActiveX control to eliminate problems with the ActiveX security warning introduced with Windows XP Security Pack 2. Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American software giant that develops software products for web design, video editing, web hosting, image editing, servers, as well as formats such as Flash and PDF. The company was established in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnockin and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California.

FileOps stands for File Operations Setup

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 FileOps.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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FileOps.exe file information

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

The process known as SVG Viewer Setup (version 3.03) belongs to software Adobe SVG Viewer by Adobe Systems (

Description: FileOps.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FileOps.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 16,384 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows core file. FileOps.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If FileOps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. FileOps.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FileOps.exe. Therefore, you should check the FileOps.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

Comes with Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0, which has known security flaws, and contained a virus on my system. If FileOps.exe is located in the System32 folder, it's a virus.

Summary: Average user rating of FileOps.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks FileOps.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving FileOps issues

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