What is FLxHCIm.exe?

The genuine FLxHCIm.exe file is a software component of Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host Controller by Fresco Logic.
FLxHCIm.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host Controller, a hardware, multi-threaded parallel processing engine that powers USB 3.0 ports. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host Controller provides many improvements over the old USB2.0 interface. The USB3.0 specifications offer better transfer speeds (up to 5Gbit/s), increased bandwidth (since USB 3.0 uses two unidirectional data paths instead of one), lower power usage, improved bus utilization, and support for rotating media. Fresco Logic is an American fabless semiconductor company that provides solutions for high-speed data transfer in consumer electronics, personal computing, storage and mobile devices. It was one of the first companies to market USB3.0 Host and Device solutions. Fresco Logic is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.

FLxHCIm stands for Fresco Logic xUSB3.0 Host Controller Image

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 FLxHCIm.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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FLxHCIm.exe file information

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

The process known as Fresco Logic belongs to software Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host Controller or Windows® Win (version 7 DDK driver) by Windows® Win (version 7 DDK provider).

Description: FLxHCIm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FLxHCIm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 48,128 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 47,616 bytes and 9 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host Controller or Fresco Logic USB3.0 Host.

Recommended: Identify FLxHCIm.exe related errors

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

This is necessary to use the USB3 Controller/ It has caused no problems.
  Don Williams  

Summary: Average user rating of FLxHCIm.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks FLxHCIm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving FLxHCIm issues

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