What is FMAPP.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 FMAPP.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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FMAPP.exe file information

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

The process known as FMAPP Application belongs to software Fortemedia or Realtek High Definition Audio Driver or FMAPP Application by Fortemedia (

Description: FMAPP.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FMAPP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,056 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 78,880 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. FMAPP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to search the support area on the Fortemedia website or remove the entire program Fortemedia Inc or Realtek High Definition Audio Driver using Windows Control Panel.

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If FMAPP.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 142,400 bytes. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. FMAPP.exe is not a Windows core file. FMAPP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to search the support area on the Fortemedia website or remove the entire program Fortemedia Inc. using Windows Control Panel.

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

My mouse was lagging on windows 10, until I killed FMAPP - it was causing the lagg.
I recently purchased Acer Aspire notebooks for my kids. Upon updating Windows 10 the cursor from mouse or pad became very choppy and very slow responsiveness. The issue was resolved by removing FMAPP from Startup from the Realtek Audio drivers. It has not at this point impacted the audio on the notebooks but solved a very frustrating issue that I have seen on forums has caused many laptops users issues.
  Kelly Winkler  
My cursor had been lagging for a while, then when I click "End Task" on FMAPP.exe, my mouse suddenly returns to normal.
On Windows 10 I looked at the folder under C:\Program Files\CONEXANT & I looked at the .ini file & it had too many entries. I didn't like it. Also, in TaskMgr\Startup, it had no "publisher", where as any other serious service application has one. I disabled this service. I decided to delete it & it wouldn't let me. I then rebooted. I then was able to delete it. I would rate it as "Highly Questionable - & it could be a virus or a Trojan".
I confirm that it caused severe Mouse lag even with no Application Running.
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Summary: Average user rating of FMAPP.exe: based on 4 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade FMAPP.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving FMAPP issues

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