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Is FNPLicensingService.exe safe?

FNPLicensingService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if FNPLicensingService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

FNPLicensingService.exe file information

The process known as Activation Licensing Service

belongs to software FLEXnet Publisher (version (32 bit)) or Activation Licensing Service or IBM Software Package Installer or FLEXnet Licensing Service, FLEXnet Licensing Service or BlackBerry Desktop Software or BeyondTrust Privilege Manager or STS Open - Database drivers or Microsoft Visual Studio (version 2005)

by Macrovision Europe (www.macrovision.com) or Acresso Software (www.flexerasoftware.com) or Flexera Software.

Description: FNPLicensingService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file FNPLicensingService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 654,848 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 655,624 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/fnplicensingservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify FNPLicensingService.exe related errors

If FNPLicensingService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 8,704 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. FNPLicensingService.exe is not a Windows system file.

If FNPLicensingService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 305,664 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FNPLicensingService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FNPLicensingService.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 just installed Solidworks CAD software and I'd guess that's what it is as SW is kinda pricey
Used by the Autodesk Revit licensing process
it is from ArcGIS software
Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 32-bit launches this
I do not trust anything that is so persistent. I deleted the registry keys. This made the service in the "Services" panel not be able to identify it thus unable to start. Afterward I deleted the folder on my drive and it stayed deleted. The program that I have that starts it gives me a small error when it opens and the option to continue. You try this at your own risk. ALways back up the Registry before messing with it. Or reinstall the program to refresh the keys if you get bad results. I do not use Adobe products. This is not on an Adobe product so your results may vary.
adobe crap - deinstalling
I think it ran when I started Adobe PhotoShop Elements 7
Needed to run Adobe progs (eg Acrobat 8, Photoshop CS) since it checks presence and registration (fnp_registrations.xml common dir). If renamed (eg .ex_) will reinstall itself. If deleted Adobe products may refuse to run. Rubbish but afraid needed.
  Bruce Wayne  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FNPLicensingService.exe: based on 49 votes with 9 reviews.
23 users think FNPLicensingService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 6 users think FNPLicensingService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade FNPLicensingService.exe ("not sure about it").

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