What is FNPLicensingService64.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 FNPLicensingService64.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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FNPLicensingService64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FNPLicensingService64
FNPLicensingService64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Activation Licensing Service belongs to software FLEXnet Publisher (version (32 bit), (64 bit)) or FLEXnet Licensing Service (version 64) or FlexNet Publisher (version (64 bit)) or FlexNet Licensing Service (version 64) by Macrovision Europe ( or Flexera Software or Acresso Software (

Description: FNPLicensingService64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FNPLicensingService64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,028,096 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 1,432,400 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The FNPLicensingService64.exe file is not a Windows system file. FNPLicensingService64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FNPLicensingService64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FNPLicensingService64.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

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diese exe liegt bei mir in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher, hat eine g├╝ltige digitale Signatur scheint so o.k.
  H. Grether  
it was installed with autodesk products
related to Autodesk Software License. if stopped Autodesk Software won't intialise
This process is installed with AutoCad. This is how they ensure that you are running with a valid, legit license.

Summary: Average user rating of FNPLicensingService64.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think FNPLicensingService64.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving FNPLicensingService64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FNPLicensingService64. 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 FNPLicensingService64.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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